(Kassel and Basel: Brenreiter-Verlag, 1959-65). 305 x 203 mm. (12 x 8"). 16 volumes.
Publisher's vellum-like paper in shades of ivory, upper covers blindstamped with Habsburg double-headed eagle crest, flat spines with brown morocco labels. With hundreds of folding topographical plates. Front pastedown of Hesse volume inscribed in ink, "John A. A. des V. G. / Haywood." Occasional small marks to boards or smudges to edges, but essentially unused, and in virtually mint condition.
This is an excellent facsimile of that portion of the famous "Topographia" series that covers the Germanic territories. The set contains reproductions of the volumes covering Swabia (1643), Hesse (1646), Westphalia (1647), Bohemia / Moravia / Silesia (1650), Upper Saxony (1650), Brandenburg and Pomerania (1652), Lower Saxony (1653), Switzerland (1654), Braunschweig and Lüneburg (1654), Franconia (1656), Austria (1656), Bavaria (1657), Burgundy and the Netherlands (1659), Alsace (1663), the Rhenish Palatinate (1672), and Mainz / Trier / Cologne (1675). See previous entry for a full discussion of the significance of the "Topographia" books. (ST12424)
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