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DE L'ISLE, Guillaume (1675-1726) - HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724) - SEUTTER, George Matthaeus (1678-1757). COMPOSITE WORLD ATLAS. Paris, Nuremberg, and Augsburg: 1700-1747.
2 volumes. Folio (21 x 13 inches). Manuscript index leaves at the beginning of each volume. 150 double-page engraved maps, including some folding, with original hand-colour in full, in part and in outline (some separations to folds of the larger maps, volume II with extensive waterstaining, edges occasionally frayed). Contemporary calf (worn).
A unique composite atlas containing 34 maps by De L'Isle issued from his earliest address at the "Rue des Canettesâ€, and 39 from his subsequent address, and 3 without address. Amongst them are twelve of the most important 18th-century maps of America:
The rare first state of L'Amerique Septentrionale... 1700; the rare first state of L'Amerique Meridional ..., 1700; the rare first edition of Carte du Paraguay du Chili du Detroit de Magellan &c... 1703; Carte de la Terre Ferme du Perou, du Bresil et du Pays des Amazones..., 1703; Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississippi..., 1703 - "towering landmark along the path of Western cartographic development" (Wheat); Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes qui y ont ete faites. 1703; Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi..., Juin, 1718 - one of the most important and influential maps of the 18th Century, the foundation map for all the later maps of the Mississippi and the whole West of the United States -; Americae Mappa generalis..., 1746; Homann's Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi Seu Provinciae Ludoviciana a P.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francise Miss in America Septentrionali Anno 1687...; Regni Mexicani Novae Hispaniae Ludovicianae N. Angliae, Carolina, Virginiae, et Pensylvania necnon Insularum Archpelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali ... no date; d'Anville's Mappa Geographica, complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis partem mediam circum Isthmum Panamensem, II. Ipsumq Isthmum, III. Ichnographiam praecipuorum locorum & portuum ad has terras pertinentium..., no date; and Homann's Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima Geographice exhibita.

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Composite Atlas with De L'isle, Homann & Seutter

Estimate $75,000 - $100,000Jan 26, 2019