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CHATELAIN, HENRI ABRAHAM. Atlas Historique,ou Nouvelle Introduction a l'Histoire, a la Chronologie & a la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne. 5 engraved allegorical additional titles, 7 letterpress title-pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, and 271 full-page, double-page, or folding engraved plates, tables, charts and maps (several joined, ie complete). 7 volumes, folio, 18x11 inches, contemporary speckled calf with gilt spines, endcaps chipped and other light wear; scattered minor staining, lower corners of a few volumes lightly affected by damp and gently treated; crisp impressions. Amsterdam, 1705-1720
Nice set of all first edition volumes to Chatelain's encyclopedic atlas of profuse detailed information, maps, and illustrations relating to historical events and the most recent travel accounts from around the world.
Volume 1 dated 1705, volumes 2 and 3 (volume 2, second part) dated 1708, volume 4 dated 1714, volumes 5 and 6 dated 1719 and volume 7 dated 1720. Volume 6 pertains mostly to the Americas and includes the elaborately engraved large map of the western hemisphere.