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Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt
Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737. Folio (521 x 321mm.), engraved additional allegorical title, printed title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait of Homann and 99 engraved maps (of 100) on 108 sheets, early nineteenth-century red morocco gilt (possibly Austrian or German), each cover and five of the six spine compartments inlaid with panels on the contemporary German calf binding, each panel framed with green morocco gilt, within a broad outer border of continuous flower tool, whorl cornerpiece ornaments framed by Greek key pattern, board edges and turn-ins gilt in similar style, decorative marbled endpapers inlaid with stencilled paper, gilt edges, lacking maps 27 & 22 (Orleans and Lionnois), but a map of the area has been added from a later edition (dated 1762), some maps bound out of order, a few maps shaved, some marginal fraying, maps 33, 34, and 35 with manuscript annotation and underlining. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..
      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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