ANGELOCRATOR, Daniel (1569-1635). Doctrina de ponderibus, monetis et mensuris per totum terrarum orbem usitatis. Frankfurt: Johann Nicolaus Stoltzenberger, 1628. Small 4° (201 x 158mm). , 14, 171, [1 (blank)] + 2 folding letterpress tables, world map after Daniel Angelocrator on 4 folding engraved sheets, woodcut title device and engraved illustrations. (A few short tears to maps, some light browning of title and text.) 18th-century calf panelled in gilt and blind, front panel enclosing the Luxdorph device of an elephant head in gilt, marbled edges (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Bolle Willum Luxdorph (1716-1788; binding) -- Jo. Eric 1787 (inscription on front endpaper, referring to Luxdorph).
SECOND, ENLARGED EDITION of this treatise on ancient and modern weights, solid and liquid substances, precious metals and money, and surveying techniques. Daniel Angelocrator's world map is presented twice, once in the uncommon form of four gores on two sheets, and once with the gores re-arranged around north or south polar centres. He states that the projection is his invention while the simplified map derives from Geelkercken. It is often found incomplete, as in the Macclesfield copy, or else lacking altogether. Shirley 320; cf. Goldsmiths' 459 & Kress S.455 (first edition of 1617).