Amsterdam / Alphen aan den Rijn, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (vol. VI: Canaletto), 1967-1985
Six volumes (32 cm), I (Atlases, Van de Aa-Blaeu, 1967): xxx, 377 pp. II (Atlases, Blussé-Mercator, 1969): xxxvi, 549 pp. III (Atlases, Merula-Zeegers, 1969): xxvi, 220 pp. IV (Celestial and maritime atlases and pilot books, 1970): xlvi, 519 pp. V (Indexes, 1971): 287 pp. VI (Supplement and bibliography of geographical, celestial and thematic atlases published in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1940, 1985): 249 pp. Uniform publisher’s blue cloth (no dust jackets issued). - A monumental work describing more than 1000 atlases published in the northern and southern provinces of the Low Countries. A revised edition by Peter van der Krogt has been in course of publication since 1997; at time of writing (October 2016), nine volumes have appeared, and the original work continues to be the essential carto-bibliographical research tool for most Dutch land atlases of the modern period (c. 1690-1940) and for all celestial and maritime atlases. For many it will remain the preferred tool, given the high cost of the revised edition (publisher’s retail price for Parts I-IVa is €7335; ISBN 9789061942481; www.brill.com; link
). ¶ Fine, unmarked set.