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Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof. by Peter Heylyn - Hardcover - 5th edition - 1669 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof.

by Peter Heylyn

Condition: Very Good/N


London : Anne Seile, 1669 A very good copy of the 5th edition 'enlarged and corrected by the Author'. In contemporary full calf binding (which has been rebacked retaining the original spine) and with the decorative title and 4 maps. The binding is in very good clean condition. The front board has the initials FT impressed on the leather and the corners have been rebuilt. The spine has a red title label, and there is some fraying at the top edge. The back board has rebuilt corners and there is some scuffing to the leather surface. Internally there are no pastedown endpapers. At the front, there is the bookplate of William Constable FRS and FAS. Constable was a noted collector and naturalist. Contents: Imprimatur; engraved title; rubricated letterpress title; to the Reader 7pp; To my brother 1p; introduction pp 1-24 with table of climates at p 20; title to First Book 1669'; map of Europe; text pp 27-272; title to Second Book 1668; text pp 1-226; title Third Book 1668; map of Asia; text 1-227; note on errata 228; table 229-230; title Fourth Book Part I Africa 1668; map; text 1-77; title Fourth Book Part II America 1668; map; text 83-154; title Appendix 1669 - including 'Terra Australis'; text 157-162; finis; blank; table 9pp; computation of coins 1p; alphabetical table 25pp; finis. Overall the contents are in very good condition with degrees of toning to the paper and the odd small spot or mark. The verso the imprimatur has old ink scribbles and some old repair; the engraved title has been relaid and has some loss to the corners; there is the occasional paper flaw or small edge tear to the top margin (circa 4); and in the First Book p 185/6 has lost the top corner with loss of the page number, but not text and the bottom corner of p233 without loss of text. The maps are very clean. The maps of Europe and Africa have old reinforcement to the side edge below the attachment and the map of Asia has some old small bottom edge repairs. There is a mispagination in the Fourth Book - 62-55-68-69 - but the text is continuous. Please enquire if you would like to see further images.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032789
  • Title: Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof.
  • Author: Peter Heylyn
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 5th edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Anne Seile
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1669
  • Keywords: peter heylyn; cosmographie; seventeenth century world; seventeenth century mapping
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY; 17th century works;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall


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