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Stock# 69507
Description

A good example of German historian David Koehler's popular early 18th-century atlas by Nuremberg mapmaker Christopher Weigel, with maps based on models by Homann, Moll, and Goos.

Includes a map of the world and continents and 25 regional maps, including most European nations, the Ottoman Empire, and the Holy Land.

A larger edition, with 20 extra maps of German provinces, was also issued.

Johann David Köhler (1684 – 1755) was a German historian. His academic focuses were on Roman coins as historical artifacts, ancient weapons, and genealogy. Köhler also served as university librarian at Altdorf and contributed to the early library science literature.

Condition Description
Folio. Marbled paper boards (worn). Title page, index (onlaid to front pastedown), and 30 double pages engraved maps, (all in original hand-color). (Signs of wear and some soiling, occasional dampstaining and foxing. Pencil note on the map of Poland, identifying the portrait as Stanislaus I, Leczinski, King of Poland 1677-1766 and a pencil note identifying Charles XII 1682-1718 on the map of Scandinavia. Occasional fold splitting and other minor paper damage.)