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MERCATOR, RUMOLD. Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio. Double-page engraved double-hemispheric world map 13 1/2x22 1/2 inches sheet size, blank verso; additional folds as issued, left and right margins sympathetically replaced. Geneva, 1587
Crisp strike of the first state of Mercator's iconic world map. This first issue with three lines of Latin text in the lower margin headed "Lectori S.P." appeared in Isaac Casaubon's edition of Strabo's Geographia in 1587; the printing life of the engraved plate extended into the 1630's. Shirley 157.
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