Peter Heylyn Cosmography 1677 Cosmographie 4 Folding Maps Americas Hms Atlas Nr


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OFFERED WITH is a very rare complete example of the 1677 edition of Peter Heylyn’s “Cosmography,” printed at London in folio for Philip Chetwind and adorned with FOUR LARGE FOLDING ENGRAVED MAPS OF EUROPE, AFRICA, ASIA AND THE AMERICAS, AS WELL AS A FINE ENGRAVED TITLE, complete in all respects, frequently considered to be the first treatment of Australia in English and amongst the earliest of California, highly desirable with all four maps, bound in the original mid-17th century calf, and BEING AN EXAMPLE OF GENUINE HISTORICAL INTEREST, HAVING BEEN FOR MANY YEARS IN THE LATE 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES HELD ABOARD THE BRITISH SHIP OF THE LINE HMS ATLAS, WHICH WAS BUILT DURING THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND SAW ACTION DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. The volume may be referenced as Wing H1693.

 

The front free-endpaper bears the signature of James Polkinhorn and the highly interesting late 18th century inscription: “On board His Majestys ship atlas at Spit hed or else where.” There is also, laid in, a rather stained engraved table entitled ‘Computation for finding the Longitude by Observations taken.’ Undoutedly, the staining is from use of this engraved table aboard Atlas.

 

THE VERY RARE 1677 EDITION OF HEYLYN’S “COSMOGRAPHIE,” CONTAINING ALL FOUR FOLDING ENGRAVED MAPS, INCLUDING THAT OF THE AMERICAS. FREQUENTLY CONSIDERED TO BE THE EARLIEST TREATMENT OF AUSTRALIA IN ENGLISH, AND CERTAINLY AMONGST THE EARLIEST OF CALIFORNIA.

 

The full title reads as follows:

 

“Cosmography, / In Four Books. / Containing the Chorography and History Of the Whole World: / And all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof. / By Peter Heylyn. / With an Accurate and an Approved Index of all the Kingdoms, Provinces, Countries, Inhabitants, People, Cities, Mountains, Rivers, Seas, Islands, Forts, Bays, Capes, Forests, &c. of any Remarque in the whole World; Much wanted and desired in the former, and now annexed to this last Impression. Revised and Corrected by the Author himself immediately before his Death. / … / London, / Printed by A.C. for P. Chetwind and A. Seile, and are to be sold by T. Basset, J Wright, R. Chiswel, and T. Sawbridge. / M DC LXX VII [1677].”

 

Heylyn’s “Cosmographie” is a massive expansion upon his “Microcosmos” of 1621, and just as royalist as the earlier work. The text is divided into four parts, concerning Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The “Cosmographie” is, in fact, a hugely impressive intellectual endeavour, and is certainly amongst the first attempts in English to describe every facet of the known world. The work includes important and interesting sections on Florida and Virginia, as well, of course, as China and Japan, Muscovy and Tartary, and all parts of Africa. An addendum on Terra Incognita addresses Australia and extends to ‘Utopia,’ ‘Fairyland,’ and the “Land of Chivalrie.” The maps are very fine examples of mid-17th century cartography, with numerous place names, rivers, topographical features, vignettes and other such details. The map of the Americas is especially sought after, being absent from the majority of copies that come onto the market.

 

Remarkably, this volume was part of the holdings of the British ship of the line, HMS Atlas, and sailed with Atlas during the late 18th and early 19th century. The ship was probably built to meet the demand for new ships caused by the American War of Independence, but saw its most important action during the Napoleonic Wars and was broken up in 1821.

 

The wear upon the map of Asia was alvery probably caused at sea. It is consistent with the edges map having been held in place by brass or iron weights while being studied at sea, and with having been corroded, perhaps when water made its way beneath the iron.

 

From Wikipedia:

 

'HMS Atlas (1782)

 

Ordered:             5 August 1777

Builder:                Chatham Dockyard

Laid down:          1 October 1777

Launched:           13 February 1782

Fate:      Broken up, 1821

General characteristics

Class & type:      Duke-class ship of the line

Tons burthen:   1950 bm

Length: 177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)

Beam:   50 ft (15 m)

Depth of hold:   21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)

Sail plan:              Full-rigged ship

Armament:        98 guns:

Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs

Middle gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs

Upper gundeck: 30 × 12 pdrs

Quarterdeck: 8 × 12 pdrs

Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs

 

HMS Atlas was a 98-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 13 February 1782.[1] She was a Duke-class ship of the line built at Chatham Dockyard by Nicholas Phillips. In 1802 she was reduced to a 74-gun ship.

 

She participated in the naval Battle of San Domingo on 6 February 1806, when she suffered eight killed and 11 wounded. Her captain was Samuel Pym, who had joined her the year before.

 

In 1808, while off Cadiz and serving as the Flagship of Rear Admiral Purvis, she came under fire from French batteries on many occasions. In all, she lost about 50 men killed and wounded. She was responsible for the destruction of Fort Catalina. Atlas was fitted as a temporary prison ship at Portsmouth from 1813 to 1814. She then spent some months as a powder magazine. She was finally broken up in 1821.

   

Heylyn’s biography from wikipedia:

 

“Peter Heylyn (29 Nov 1599 – 1662) was an English ecclesiastic and author of many polemical, historical, political and theological tracts. He incorporated his political concepts into his geographical books Microcosmus in 1621 and Cosmographie (1657).

 

He was born in Burford, Oxfordshire, the son of Henry Heylyn and Elizabeth Clampard. At 14 he was sent to Hart Hall, Oxford and, in 1615, he entered Magdalen College, Oxford where he took his degree in 1617 and was elected a fellow in 1618. He lectured on historical geography at Magdalen.

 

In 1620 he presented his lecture to Prince Charles, at Theobalds. In 1621 these lectures were published as Microcosmos: a Little Description of the Great World. This would prove to be his most popular work and by 1639, eight editions had been produced.

 

At college, where he was dubbed 'the perpetual dictator’, Heylyn had been an outspoken controversialist. He subsequently became an outspoken preacher and one of Charles I's clerical followers. In 1630 he lectured against the Feoffees for Impropriations. He suffered for his loyalty to the king when, under the Commonwealth, he was deprived of his preferments including that at Alresford in Hampshire. He subsequently settled at Lacies Court

 

At the Restoration, he was made sub-Dean of Westminster, but poor health prevented further advancement. He married Letitia Highgate and had a large family. His monument is in Westminster Abbey.”

 

The volume is complete in all respects, including the engraved title, the four folding engraved maps of the continents, and the imprimatur leaf. The four parts comprise 324, 274, 257 and 197 numbered pages respectively, plus titles, maps, preliminaries and addenda (and discounting the famously erratic pagination). The volume measures 33.2 cm by 23.0 cm by 6.5 cm; each leaf measures 322 mm by 219 mm. The volume collates [7], B-Z6, Aa-Dd6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Xxx6, Yyy2, Aaaa-Zzzz4, Aaaaa-Bbbbb4, Cccccc4, Ddddd-Eeeee2, Fffff1.

 

The volume is generally in excellent condition internally, with clear print, ample margins, and generally clean pages throughout. The maps and the engraved title are excellent impressions. Moreover, all margins of each map extend past the neatline – a rare attribute in a book whose maps were often trimmed. There is only the slightest occasional toning. In general, this is internally an unusually appealing example.

 

The volume is bound in full late 17th century English calf, entirely original to the time of publication and clearly unrestored. The book-block is solid and the hinges hold by cords. The leather is quite worn, with peeling and loss. The binding undoubtedly shows the effects of saltwater from its years on Atlas.

 

Internally, the volume is generally in very good to excellent condition, with generally clean pages, clear print and ample margins throughout. The edges of the map of Asia are worn with loss to the lower-right and lower-left edges of the image; fortunately, the loss to the printed image of Asia is actually relatively minor and the map remains attractive. Otherwise, there is some minor occasional toning or minor marginal dampstaining (the latter not affecting the text). James Polkinhorn’s late 18th or early 19th century signature appears upon the endpapers, the title and elsewhere.

 

In all, this is a very rare complete example of the 1677 edition of Peter Heylyn’s “Cosmography,” printed at London in folio for Philip Chetwind and adorned with FOUR LARGE FOLDING ENGRAVED MAPS OF EUROPE, AFRICA, ASIA AND THE AMERICAS, AS WELL AS A FINE ENGRAVED TITLE, complete in all respects, frequently considered to be the first treatment of Australia in English and amongst the earliest of California, highly desirable with all four maps, bound in the original mid-17th century calf, and BEING AN EXAMPLE OF GENUINE HISTORICAL INTEREST, HAVING BEEN FOR MANY YEARS IN THE LATE 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES HELD ABOARD THE BRITISH SHIP OF THE LINE HMS ATLAS, WHICH WAS BUILT DURING THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND SAW ACTION DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS,and OFFERED WITH .

     

 

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