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SELLER, J. - Atlas Terrestris: or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, . . . in the whole World.

SELLER, J. - Atlas Terrestris: or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, . . .  in the whole World.
Atlas Terrestris: or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, . . . in the whole World. - SELLER, J.
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Title : Atlas Terrestris: or a Book of Mapps of all the Empires, Monarchies, Kingdoms, Regions, . . . in the whole World..
Map maker : SELLER, J..
Date : London: John Seller, [no date] c. 1684.
Size : 5.9 x 3.6 inches. / 15.0 x 9.1 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description : One of a series of composite world atlases of varying contents published by John Seller (fl.1658-1698) from 1676 onwards and among one of the very earliest English world atlases.73 double-page engraved maps, town plans and view, including 24 double-page maps and 49 single page maps with corresponding engraved text page on opposite side of the map.
All maps are extremely fine and dark impressions.The maps depict North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The work includes a title page, the 'New Mapp of the World' which shows California as an island (repeated on the map of North America) and only partially outlines the Australian Coastline.

The world map, Western Hemisphere, North America and Mexico/California map are showing California as an island (McLaughlin, 67, 68, 69).
Included are two North pole projections and one south pole map.
Among the interesting maps of North America is the double page map "A map of New Iarsey By John Seller", derived from Seller's folio map of the province.
Provenance: North Library (1860).

Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.
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Containing 82 maps of : the World, Europe, England 3x, France 6x, Spain & Portugal, Italy, Mediterranean, Greece, Poland, Germany, Belgium 5x, plan of Antwerp and Mechelen, Brabant, Limburg, Geldre, Friesland, Groningen, Denmark, Sweden, Moscovia, North Pole projections 2x,
Asia, China, Persia, Turkey, Mongolia, India 2x, Malaysia, Indonesian archipelago, Tartary, Georgia, Arabia, "Two chief Islands in the Mediterranean, Rhodes & Cyprus,
Africa (In a second state, with removal of the large capital A at top right of the title on both the map and the text page. Betz, Africa, 119.2), Ethiopia, Nubia, "The country of the Negro's or Blacks", All African Islands (10 islands on one map), Higher Ethiopia, Biledulgerid, Barbaria, Plan of Tangier, Congo, Aaara, Egypt, Guinea, Lower Ethiopia,
America, Mexico or New Spain, The Island of Barbados, The English Empire in America, Brazil, Terra Firma, New Mexico, Paraguay, Antilles, A Map of New Iarsey, South America, South Pole.



Condition : Small 8°, contemp. brown calf, gilted spine, spine and book block broken in two and detached, head of spine chipped, rubbed and scuffed).
73 engraved maps, plates and views, including 24 double-page and 49 single page maps with corresponding engraved text page.


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