Amsterdam: Cornelis Schuytstraat, 1960. First edition. Plates, including two tipped in color plates. Text illustrations. A very good set. Dark blue cloth with gilt spines. 2 vols., quarto. xvi, 1154 pp. Item #14979
The catalogue of the library Amsterdam’s great maritime museum. The museum houses paintings, scale models, weapons, maps, books, and artifacts associated with shipping and sailing. Highlights include works by the famed seventeenth-century cartographers Willem and Joan Blaeu and a first edition of Maximilan Transylvanus’ work, De Moluccis Insulis, the first to describe Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage around the world.
Besterman 4170. Wagner 303.