Relief shown pictorially. Latitudinal and longitudinal lines. Leather and vellum binding. Red fore-edges. V. 1: , 15 pages,  leaves of plates,  double leaves of plates,  folded leaves of plates -- v. 2:  leaf of plates,  double leaves of plates -- v. 3:  leaf of plates,  double leaves of plates,  folded leaf of plates -- v. 4:  pages,  leaves of plates,  double leaves of plates. First 2 and last 2 pages blank (included in page description). Engraved frontispiece: L'Amerique / F. de Wit excu; and title pages (one for each volume), printed in both black and red. Introductory text. Elaborate illustrations of natural wonders (e.g. waterfalls, volcanos), settlements, architecture, indigenous figures practicing cultural customs (e.g. farming, fishing, feasting, dancing, and in battle), plants and animals, with indexes; depictions of cannibalism throughout. Decorative borders, banners, and cartouches (including indigenous figures and explorers, flora and fauna); compass roses, rhumb lines, bar scales, indexes. Maps show topography, vegetation, waterways, shoals, ports, routes, ships. Descriptive text on some maps, and "Avec privilege." Maps 1 and 2 show California as an island. Maps 1, 2, 25 show equator. Map 2 has pictorial representation of cannibalism. Maps 3, 25 displays routes in the Pacific Ocean. Map 31 features mythical figures (e.g. Poseidon). Maps 7-13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 29, 30, 35-38, 40-57, 61, 66-68, 70-72 are views, some bird's eye. Dutch, Latin, and Italian titles on some maps. This copy has pencil inscriptions inside front cover, including: 8; and inside back cover: 241 engravings. Marginalia on pages 1-15, and on Maps 32, 33. Fol. numbers added in ink in lower right corner of some leaves of plates.