Author Chatelain, H. A. Atlas historique, ou nouvelle introduction a l'histoire, à la chronologie & à la geographie ancienne & moderne; Représentée dans de nouvelles cartes, où l'on remarque l'etablissement des etats & empires du Monde, leur durée, leur chûte, & leurs differens gouvernemens; la chronologie des consuls Romains, des papes, des empereurs, des rois & des princes, &c. qui ont été depuis le commencement du Monde, jusq'à présent: et la génealogie des Maisons souveraines de l'Europe. Par Mr. C. *** Avec des dissertations sur l'histoire de chaque Etat. Par Mr. Gueudeville. Tome II. Premiere partie. Qui comprend l'Allemagne, la Prusse, la Hongrie, & la Boheme.
Published 1718
Item ID 68517
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Amsterdam, l'Honoré & Châtelain, 1718. Folio (44.2 x 28.1 cm). Engraved frontispiece by Romeyn de Hoog(h)e; title page in black and red; xii, 90 pp., 45 "tables" [numbered 1-41, 2A, 2B, 2C, 40 1/2 (sic)], which include 37 large, multi-folded maps and/or genealogical representations; and eight multiple paged texts. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with seven raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and spheres, and one morocco label with gilt title; boards with large gilt, embossed vignette showing Atlas carrying a sphere surrounded by a Louis XIV floral pattern, and two intricate gilt borders; one with spheres at each corner; gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. This is volume two of a seven-volume publication, however it is complete for the region covered, which includes present-day Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, The Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as parts of some adjacent countries. It contains the genealogy of all the rulers, as well as maps of their possessions. The beautiful frontispiece, which is often lacking, is present in this copy. Provenance: the small printed bookplate of H. C. Lewis on the front pastedown. A complete and near spotless copy, in an unusually richly decorated - truly royal - binding. Goffart, p. 132. A fine, nicely bound copy of Chatelain's historical atlas of Germany and adjacent regions