MERCATOR, GERARD. 1512-1594. & JODOCUS HONDIUS. 1563-1611.
Lot 3062
MERCATOR, GERARD. 1512-1594, & JODOCUS HONDIUS. 1563-1611.
Sold for US$ 33,550 inc. premium

Lot Details
MERCATOR, GERARD. 1512-1594, & JODOCUS HONDIUS. 1563-1611.
[Atlas. Amsterdam: 1633 or 1636.] [16], 684, [3] register pp. Double-page engraved double portrait and 161 double-page engraved maps. Text in German. Folio (503 x 335 mm). Period calf, spine gilt. Lacking title-page with a 1650 Blaeu engraved title-page supplied, apparently lacking another preliminary leaf, about 20 maps browned or toned, about 5 with pale marginal dampstain and 3 with dampstain encroaching in image, 1 map with closed edge tears and another with some creases, a very few centerfold splits, binding worn with spine heavily chipped.

Rare Mercator-Hondius atlas, complete with 161 double-page maps, including a fine world map and five maps relating to the Americas (Brazil map toned and with dampstain to lower margin); plus separate maps of China and of the East Indies.
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