Title Page for Pitt’s English Atlas, vol. II

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[Title-page] The English Atlas, Volume II

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Copper engraved title-page, 40.5 x 26.5 cm, black and white as issued, blank verso. Four volumes only of Pitt’s projected eleven volume world atlas were published 1680-83, all dealing with northern Europe. Pitt worked in partnership with Janssonius’ heir Joannes van Waesbergen, and this title-page for the German volume is a reworking of one engraved for Janssonius forty years earlier. The Holy Roman Emperor is now Leopold I, the faces of the other Electors have also been updated, and a there is a considerable amount of additional background detail.
Shirely, Courtiers and Cannibals, 48A.

Title

Title Page for Pitt’s English Atlas, vol. II

Mapmaker(s)

PITT, Moses

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1681

Printed Area Measurements

40.5 x 26.5 cm

Colour

black and white