Description: FIRST FRENCH 'CLAESZ' EDITION, 2 parts in one volume, folio (425 x 295mm.), two engraved titles with the French title printed on a slip of paper pasted down over the Spanish title (the second title with a second slip "La deuxiesme partie"), 46 (of 47) double-page engraved coastal charts, on guards, text printed on versos (chart of Europe unusually with text on verso; two maps with text-page pasted on verso), chart 10 with French captions printed on strips of paper pasted down over the original descriptions, all apparently in Koeman’s state “d”, 2 full-page engraved diagrams, one with volvelle incorporating a paper strip for measuring degrees, 2 full-page woodcut diagrams, a few small woodcuts in text, and type ornaments (some with early hand-colour), with page of 'Extrait du Privilege', early vellum, lower cover only,
a few maps and leaves slightly smaller, lacking chart 16, map of Europe trimmed at head and foot, some dampstaining or creasing, scattered tears and marginal repairs, binding worn
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Koeman IV, Wag8A (Bellère) and 8B (Claesz)
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