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WYTFLIET, Cornelius (1555-1597).
Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales et Occidentales.
Douay: Chez Franchois Fabri, 1607. Folio, (12 x 8 inches). 3 engraved pictorial title pages (the first supplied in facsimile, without text leaves S4 and final two leaves, f6 in part three with marginal stain, some browning and staining). Part I "Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales et Occidentales" (Wytfliet): [1-6], 1-34, 38, 36-76, [1-2], 77-136, [1-6]. Part II "Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales" (Magin): [1-12], 1-28, 19, 30-41, [1], 42, [1], 43, [1], 44, [1], 45, 34, 45, 36, 47, 38, 49, 40-72. Part III "Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales, de la Conversion des Indiens": [1-2], 1, [1], 2, [1], 3, [1], 4, [1], 8, [1], 6, [1], 7,[1], 7, [1], 9-17, 22, 19-22, 19, 24-71, 66. 19 fine engraved double-page maps, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces (slight browning). Later vellum over pasteboard (rebacked, covers bowed). Provenance: Contemporary marginalia. From the important library of Jean R. Perrette, his sale, Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography, April 5, 2016, Christie's sale 12259, Lot 34, with Perrette's bookplate to the front pastedown. Second French edition, first published in 1605, of "the first separately published atlas devoted to the Americas" (Skelton). 3 parts in one volume. With Mercator's map of the world (Shirley 207: "Reduced from Rumold Mercator's map of ten years earlier") and 18 maps of the Americas. The first part is extracted and freely translated from the first edition published in Latin in 1597, "Descriptionis Ptolemaicæ augmentum," and the fine and important series of American maps are printe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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