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Den Danske Atlas, eller Konge-Riget Dannemark, med dets naturlige Egenskaber, Elementer, Indbyggere, Vaexter, Dyr og andre Affödninger, dets gamle Tildragelser og naervaerende Omstaendigheder i alle Provintzer, Staeder, Kirker, Slotte og Herre-Gaarde. Forestillet ved en udförlig Lands-Beskrivelse, ... Tomus I[-VII].Copenhagen, Andreas Hartvig Godiche, Royal University Printer (vols. I-V) and heirs (vols. VI-VII), 1763-1781. 7 volumes. 4to. With 296 mostly folding engraved maps, plans and views of Denmark and Danish cities, castles, houses and gardens, including engraved plates showing Danish antiquarian relics, plants, animals and costumes. Contemporary uniform calf, richly gold-tooled spines.
Graesse V, p. 410; Kat. Schles. Holst. Landesbibl. 337; not in Berlin Kat. Rare complete set of the first and only early edition of the monumental atlas of Denmark by Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan (1698-1764), continued after his death by Hans de Hofman, and richly illustrated with the latest maps and views of all important sights and buildings in Denmark, engraved by I. Haas, I.G. Schmid and others. In addition to its value as a rich and beautiful atlas of 18th-century Denmark, it is of considerable importance for its extensive and scholarly description and history of the country, from its origins up to the time of publication. Each volume gives a list of its plates, and a 50-page index at the end of volume VII covers all seven volumes. Each volume with a 1798 owner's purchase inscription by C. Worgod and his stamp. With an occasional minor stain in the fore-edge margin or insignificant small marginal defect or repair, but generally in fine condition. The bindings are slightly rubbed, the head of the backstrip of volume I restored and the spine labels chipped, but the bindings remain in good condition. A fine copy of greatest atlas of Denmark, with more than 6000 pages and nearly 300 plates, rarely found complete.
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