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Seller, John, active 1658-1698

Atlas maritimus, or, The sea-atlas : being a book of maritime charts describing the sea-coasts, capes, headlands, sands, shoals, rocks, and dangers, the bays, roads, harbors, rivers and ports, in most of the known parts of the world : collected from the latest and best discoveries that have been made by divers able and experienced navigators of our English nation : accommodated with a hydrographical description of the whole world, shewing the chief cities, towns, and places of trade and commerce, with the nature of the commodities and merchandizes of each country, very useful for merchants and all other persons concerned in maritime affairs / by John Seller, hydrographer to the King.

Additional Title(s):

Atlas maritimus


Added engraved title page title: Atlas maritimus, or, A book of charts

London : Printed by John Darby for the author, and are to be sold at his shop at the Hermitage in Wapping, MDCLXXV [1675]
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([4], 12, [2] pages, [81] leaves of plates) : 40 maps ; 45 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
BEIN 1976 Folio 146: Imperfect: without the advertising leaf, and maps nos. 3, 9, 26, 38, 40, 42 wanting, but an added map: A new mapp of Magellan straights.
Maps engraved by James Clark, Samuel Moore, James Bennett, Francis Lamb, Wenceslaus Hollar and John Oliver.
Depths shown by soundings on some charts.
"Cum privilegio Regis."--Title page.
First published, with 26 maps, under title: Atlas maritimus, or, A book of charts. [London, 1670?]. All copies and editions vary in contents. Of this 1675 edition, the ESTC/British Library copy (Maps C.8.d.5) has 40 maps. Phillips (List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress) no. 487 has 49 maps, of which three bear dates later than 1675; Phillips no. 4154 has 42 maps, of which three bear dates later than 1675.
Signatures: [A]² B-D² [chi]1.
The illustrations and maps are on 40 double plates. With an added engraved title page.
List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 487
List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 4154
English short title catalogue, R13362
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.), S2464
Maps include illustrations with decorative cartouches, compass roses, and coats of arms. Added title page includes portraits.
With a final advertisement leaf.
BAC Folio A 2023 28: Bound in contemporary calf. Imperfect: lacks the advertising leaf.
Nautical charts.
Darby, John, 1624 or 1625-1704, printer, bookseller.
Clark, James (Engraver), engraver.
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, engraver.
Lamb, Francis, engraver.
Moore, Samuel (Engraver), engraver.
Oliver, John, 1616-1701, engraver.

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