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One of the many items available for immediate sale is an unique world atlas by Gérard Jollain - The atlas includes a number of scarce maps, not only of America, but also of the world, the continents, Switzerland, France, England, Flanders, Ukraine… indeed some of the maps are only known in a few copies. The cartographers and publishers present in the atlas are as follows : Gérard I Jollain, Louis de Mayerne Turquet, Jean Boisseau, d’Avity, C. Savary & B. Gaultier, Nicolas Berey, Nicolas Langlois, le Père Claude Bonjour, Michel van Lochom, Jacques Lagniet, Jean Leclerc, Christophe Tassin, Pierre Mariette, Nicolas de Fer and indirectly Jacques Honervogt, whilst not forgetting the Dutch cartographers: J. Hondius, Visscher, J. Jansson et Blaeu, who all enabled Jollain to compose the atlas.
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Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar : Insularum descriptio.
Amsterdam, 1621
Price: $ 4,000

Marcomania hoggidi Merchesato de Moravia. . .
Venice, 1696
Price: $ 600

Nova America descriptio Per N.Jo Visscher. . .
Paris, ca. 1640
Price: $ 5,000

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