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Atlas van Morea..., getekend door F[ranciscus] J[ohannes] Boonzaajer, circa 1810,
manuscript atlas with 1 general double-page map and 40 more detailed double-page maps, all sepia pen and ink with yellow, red/pink and grey wash outline colouring and yellow borders, each approximately 14 x 18 cm, bookplate of Anthony Bryer to front pastedown, early 19th-century half calf over boards with leather spine label, slightly rubbed and soiled and some wear to extremities, 8vo
An intriguing and well-executed manuscript collection of maps of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. Boonzaajer was born at Corinchem in 1789, studied at Utrecht, and died there as early as 1809. There are resemblances in the general map to Blaeu's 'Morea olim Peloponnuesus' (1640 and later); and J. Dankerts, 'Peloponnuesus hodie Morea' (circa 1700).