HAAS, Johann Mattias (1684-1742)
Regni Davidici et Salomonæi Descriptio Geographica et Historica, una cum Delineatione Syriæ et Ægypti
Nuremberg: Officina Hommaniana, 1739. Two parts in one, folio. Title printed in red and black, text in two columns, historiated initials, woodcut head- and tailpieces. 20 hand coloured maps and plates (six folding).
Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers
Provenance: Earls of Macclesfield (North Library bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1860)
The Macclesfield copy of an important historical atlas of Egypt and the Holy Land.
Haas, a noted German mathematician, astronomer, geographer and cartographer, compiled maps and geographical texts for the Homann firm. The first part of this work is devoted to the Holy Land, Syria and Egypt during the time of Kings David and Solomon. The second part is a comparison and consideration of the greatest cities of the known world, including Rome, Constantinople, Peking, St. Petersburg, Yedo, London, Amsterdam, and Lima, and concludes with a section on the pyramids of Egypt.
Röhricht 1403; Tobler 214; Laor 312-317.