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Publisher: COVENS, J. & MORTIER, C.
Title: ATLAS NOVUS... Atlas François à l Usage de MONSEIGNEUR le Duc de Bourgogne.
Published in: Amsterdam, ca. 1733
   
Size: 21.7 x 13.4 inches.
55.0 x 34.0 cm.
Colouring:

In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Contemporary Dutch richly gold-tooled mottled calf, each board with a large centerpiece, roll-borders with armillary sphere and other tools at corners, spine gilt in compartments. A splendid example of a dutch composite atlas, containing title and 80 maps all coloured in exceptional full colours. The maps of North America and Caribbean with light water staining, the other maps in very good condition. Some minor repair to binding and some maps.
Condition Rating

Fine world atlas in "Fürsten kolorit”. This atlas containing 79 maps is coloured in exceptional full colours, applied to order, and probably made for a rich merchant, collector or royal person.

Bound in a very fine contemp. calf binding richly gilded. (55x 34cm.) Including a World map, celestial chart, Pole map, Asia continent and 8 regional maps, America continent and 3 regional, Continent of Africa and 3 regional maps, 24 maps of Germany and European continent and 35 maps of European countries outside Germany.

The atlas opens with an allegorical frontispiece by Romeyn de Hooghe, with a dedication to the Louis, Duke of Burgundy (later known as Le Petit Dauphin).
Followed by 80 maps by Covens & Mortier (51), Petrum Schenk (12), J.B. Homann (4), Gerard & Leonard Valk (5), Gerard van Keulen (2), Pierre Hudson (1), Hedrik de Leth (1)

According to prof. Koeman, the Atlas Novum alternatively Atlas Nouveau are known in various compositions. Covens & Mortier collected different maps from various publishers to bundle them up in atlases of a diversified composition. The Atlas Nouveau was often assembled by order of a collector.

Reference: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Volume, II, pp. 45-51, similar to C1M 4.



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