Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, folio (610 x 483mm.), engraved title in volume 1, 46 engraved maps, charts and coastal profiles (38 double-page, 8 single-page), all on guards, without chart 36 of Cartagena (as in Shirley), but with coastal profile of Africa (not called for in Shirley), contemporary red morocco gilt with the arms of Spain on the covers of volume 1, watered silk endpapers in volume 1, marbled endpapers in volume 2,
one coastal profile cropped at head, some minor dampstaining, repairs and restoration mostly of wormholes, bindings expertly restored and refurbished, volume 1 slightly stained and scuffed
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Literature: NMM 3:475 (calling for 45 charts); Palau 332931 (calling for 47 charts); Phillips, Atlases 9305 & 9306; Shirley, British Library M.TOF-1c
Provenance: Deposito de la Marina, ink stamp; signature in margin of map of Ibiza
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