Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 246

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
MERCATOR, GERARD and HONDIUS, JODOCUS. Atlas Minor, Das ist: Eine kurtze jedoch gründliche Beschreibung der gantzen Welt In zwey Theile abgetheilt. 215 engraved maps, 2 engraved allegorical title-pages, [x], 460, [iii], 428, [ii]. 2 parts in one volume. Oblong 4to, 7x9 3/4 inches, contemporary vellum, light soiling; occasional minor stains, two maps with small loss to margin corner, one map with small closed tear, map of Italian ecclesiastical states mounted to a strike of the Ferraria map. Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius, 1651

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German edition of Mercator's hugely successful small-format atlas. This final edition of the atlas is the most complete, containing the largest map count as compared to those previously printed. The maps were engraved by Abraham Goos and Pieter van der Keere. Very handsome in its original binding. Phillips 5940; Koeman, Me 204.