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La galerie agreable du monde : où l'on voit en un grand nombre de cartes tres-exactes et de belles tailles-douces, les principaux empires, roïaumes, republiques, provinces, villes, bourgs et fortresses, avec leur situation, & ce qu'elles ont de plus remarquable; les iles, côtes, rivie'res, ports de mer, & autres lieux considerables del'ancienne & nouvelle géographie ... Cette partie comprend le tome premier d'Amerique v. 1.

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Title:
La galerie agreable du monde : où l'on voit en un grand nombre de cartes tres-exactes et de belles tailles-douces, les principaux empires, roïaumes, republiques, provinces, villes, bourgs et fortresses, avec leur situation, & ce qu'elles ont de plus remarquable; les iles, côtes, rivie'res, ports de mer, & autres lieux considerables del'ancienne & nouvelle géographie ... Cette partie comprend le tome premier d'Amerique v. 1.
Alternate Title:
Galerie du monde, Tom. I-IV d'Amerique
Author:
Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, Wit, Frederik de, Goeree, Jan, 1670-1731, Allard, Carel, 1648-approximately 1709, Marquette, Jacques, 1637-1675, and Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700
Author (no Collectors):
Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, Wit, Frederik de, Goeree, Jan, 1670-1731, Allard, Carel, 1648-approximately 1709, Marquette, Jacques, 1637-1675, and Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700
Topic:
atlas, cartographic image-cri, and Cannibalism in art
Language:
French
Physical Description:
1 atlas (4 v., bound together) : illustrations, 72 maps, including 65 double and 4 foldout (engravings) ; 36 cm (fol.)
Publication Info:
ne and Le tout mis en ordre & executé à Leide [Leiden] :
Imprint:
[1729]
Genre:
atlas and cartographic image-cri
Notes:
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Latitudinal and longitudinal lines.
  • Leather and vellum binding.
  • Red fore-edges.
  • V. 1: [2], 15 pages, [2] leaves of plates, [37] double leaves of plates, [3] folded leaves of plates -- v. 2: [1] leaf of plates, [37] double leaves of plates -- v. 3: [1] leaf of plates, [25] double leaves of plates, [1] folded leaf of plates -- v. 4: [2] pages, [3] leaves of plates, [30] double leaves of plates.
  • First 2 and last 2 pages blank (included in page description).
  • Engraved frontispiece: L'Amerique / F. de Wit excu; and title pages (one for each volume), printed in both black and red.
  • Introductory text.
  • Elaborate illustrations of natural wonders (e.g. waterfalls, volcanos), settlements, architecture, indigenous figures practicing cultural customs (e.g. farming, fishing, feasting, dancing, and in battle), plants and animals, with indexes; depictions of cannibalism throughout.
  • Decorative borders, banners, and cartouches (including indigenous figures and explorers, flora and fauna); compass roses, rhumb lines, bar scales, indexes.
  • Maps show topography, vegetation, waterways, shoals, ports, routes, ships.
  • Descriptive text on some maps, and "Avec privilege."
  • Maps 1 and 2 show California as an island.
  • Maps 1, 2, 25 show equator.
  • Map 2 has pictorial representation of cannibalism.
  • Maps 3, 25 displays routes in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Map 31 features mythical figures (e.g. Poseidon).
  • Maps 7-13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 29, 30, 35-38, 40-57, 61, 66-68, 70-72 are views, some bird's eye.