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Suite du Neptune Francais, ou Atlas nouveau des cartes marines (vol. II & III)

Pieter Mortier
Amsterdam, 1693 and 1700
Catalog record
21 1/4” w x 24 3/4” h
43 charts and 32 plates of illustrations
This immense sea atlas is in two parts, bound into one volume. The charts in part two of the atlas, entitled Cartes marines à l’usage des armées du roy de la Grande Bretagne, are among the highlights of the Dutch cartography from the 17th century.
From our Boston perspective, these atlases offer a unique view into the important role that French culture played in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they were acquired by the library. Mortier’s Neptune François and Suite du Neptune François are atlases that represent the transition from the Dutch as the major mapmakers of the era, to the French becoming the major mapmakers.
This is an important addition to the Leventhal Map Center Maritime Charts and Atlases Collection of Distinction.

Save Volumes 2 and 3 for $22,000

1. Email acody@bpl.org with the name of the item

2. Once your item has been reserved you may mail a check or donate on-line at http://maps.bpl.org/donate. Remember to select Conservation for your gift designation.

Donor will be permanently acknowledged on a special nameplate on the custom made boxes created to store the atlas and name will also appear in the item’s digital listing on the web site.

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