2 parts in a large folio volume, 508x320 mm. Original Dutch vellum gilt, panelled in blind, gilt edges; Two architectural Title-pages with allegorical figures and coats of arms, 91 geographical maps, including 3 magnificent continent maps with border panels, 91 double page and one folding, all colored in a contemporary hand and decorated with cartouches, coats of arms and other ornaments. Text in German on the verso, index at the end. The copy was donated by the Senate of Amsterdam: to the front endpaper, handwritten donation note with a small coloured coat off arms of the city and date 1659. Restoration to map of Strait of Magellan, slight browning and occasional spotting, slight offsetting of colouring in places, occasional slight dampstain on margins, overall fine copy.
Very rare work, in a beautiful contemporary colouring. This is the second volume of the German edition of 1647. The work is divided into two parts. The first one describes France, with 48 maps, the last one the big folded map that illustrates the Europe of Charlemagne. The second begins with another title page, and contains Spain, with 12 maps, Africa, 5 maps, Asia, 11 maps and America, with 15 maps. The three continents, Africa, Asia and America, beautifully decorated with allegorical and picturesque figures on the edges, open the respective sections. All the maps with decorative title cartouche, coats of arms, many with compass rose, ships and galleys to sea. Missing only Andalusia Map. Koeman II, Bl 34