BACHIENE, Willem Albert – Atlas tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie beschreeven door een gezelschap van geleerde mannen in Engeland overgezien en verbeterd door W.A. Bachiene. Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1785.
In-folio (46 x 29 cm), title in red and black with hand coloured title vignette, 2 pages (list of maps) and 60 maps engraved by J. van Jagen, mostly double-page, all contemporary hand coloured and with beautiful cartouches. Small rest. in margin of title page. Contemporary half leather binding, spine with 5 raised bands (skillful rest. at both ends of spine and corners).
Magnificent copy complete with the appendix with the 23 extra single-leaf maps of America. Maps in part I dated between 1769 and 1785, maps in part 2 on America without date. The first part includes two world maps, the four continents and maps of China, Japan, Poland, Arabia, etc. The rare appendix volume includes maps of North and South America and the islands including Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brazil, New England, Canada, the Antilles, Cuba, St. Domingo, Jamaica, Martinique, Barbados, French Guiana, Guyana, North America, Louisiana and Florida, Gulf of Mexico etc. — Ref.: Koeman Bac 1 ; Phillips Atlases 657 — A beautiful copy of this very rare Atlas in full contemporary hand coloring. Very good condition. – Very rare.