Lipsiæ (Leipzig), Jo. Christian Martin, 1739 - 45. Folio. Bound in four cont. full calf w. six raised bands on backs. Titles in gold on backs. Bdg.s worn. Hinge at front-board of vol. 1 cracked, so board almost loose, front-hinge cracked at bottom of vol. 2. Capitals worn and corners bumped. Internally a very nice and clean copy w. the portrait, four engr. title-vignettes, several engr. and woodcut vignettes in text and 151 full-page engr. plates, including the map: "Typus parvæ Angliæ Inter Iutiam et Holsatiam" in vol. 1. Seven of the 151 plates are folded. T-p. in red and black. Portrait and t-p. evenly browned, here and there a bit of brownspotting. Portrait, (2), 122, 8 pp, columns 9-2106 (= 1049 pp), (2) pp, 31 plates + (2), 82, (2) pp, 2438 columns (= 1242 pp), (1) p., 14 plates + (2), 146, (8) pp, 2240 columns (= 1120 pp), (5) pp, 60 plates + (2), 246, (6) pp, 3532 columns (= 1776 pp), 116 (= Index), (1) pp.
First edition of this important collection of papers, sources and records concerning the history of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg. Westphalen was Mayor of Kiel and Chencellor of the University of Kiel; this is his main work, which is absolutely essential for studying the history og Schleswig-Holstein. This beautiful and very richly illustrated work contains the 151 plates, showing weapons, portraits, coins, clothing, prospects etc.