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[HUSSON, Pierre]

Diverses cartes de geographie, où l'on peut voir le theatre de la guerre dans tout le monde...
à La Haye
Pierre Husson
ca. 1710
€9.800 - €12.000

Gr. in-folio (52 x 32 cm), manuscript index at the beginning of the volume, letterpress title in red and black (in Latin, French and Dutch), 76 engraved maps: 58 double page, 17 folding and 1 single page, CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOURED (all but 5), often with beautiful cartouches, in fine contemporary hand-colouring. Ms. ex libris on title page (Vandewiele). Contemporary calf binding, spine with 8 raised bands, richly gilt, worn

Contents: Mappemonde par De L'Isle (1), Map of Europe by MORTIER (2), Map of Asia by Mortier (3), Map of Africa by Mortier (4), Map of South America by Mortier (5), Map of North America by Mortier (6), maps of Europe by HUSSON, SCHENK, BLAEU, DE WIT, JAILLOT, VISSCHER a.o. (num. 7-55), Tartaria by Mortier (56), military maps and plans of fortified towns, mostly in Belgium and Northern France (num. 57-77) by Pierre HUSSON. For ex. Tournai, Mons, Douai, Bethune, Aire, Fort de Knocke, Maubeuge, S. Omer... Lacking n°62 Menin (compared to the handwritten index). The plans concern battlefields and fortifications during the war of Succession (1702-1713): Ref. Koemans Atlantes neerlandici Hus 1 (number of maps varies, copy described has only 43 maps)