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ATLAS. FRENCH PILOT. 1st volume only published....

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ATLAS. FRENCH PILOT. 1st volume [only published]. Collection of marine charts surveyed and engraved by order of the King. Containing the coasts of Europe on the ocean from Dronthem in Norway to the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Baltic Sea [by Joseph Sauveur and J.M. de Chazelles]. (Paris, 1693); very large folio, contemporary soft ivory vellum (trace of vertical central fold). Beautiful baroque frontispiece by J. Berrin (Jean Berain?) and 28 LARGE DOUBLE-PAGE SEA MAPS with sea stars and various ornaments (out of 29; not including the 26th: coasts of Poitou, Aunis and Saintonge). Polak 8667 announces a plate after the frontispiece which is not found here. Brown stain at centerfold of several plates; several others are faded or have marginal breaks. White paper missing from corner of plate. Some stains.