19 November 2002,
Price realised GBP 21,510
GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
Gerard Mercator (1512-94) and Henricus Hondius.
[Atlas ou Representation du Monde Universel. Amsterdam: 1633]. 2° (470 x 300mm). 5 parts in one volume, engraved section titles and 139 double-page maps. (Several torn with loss, a few torn along fold, variable browning and spotting throughout, lacking title and all text before E1 and last few leaves of index.) Contemporary vellum, panelled in gilt, with elaborate central arabesques and cornerpieces (vellum slightly cockled and affected by damp.) Sold as an atlas not subject to return.
This atlas is a variant issue of the 1633 Mercator-Hondius atlas, but does not include some of the additional map sheets, such as Koeman Me 36A 249, 250 which were added by Henricus Hondius. cf. Koeman II Me 36A.
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