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Lot nr:838
Book nr:21710
Author:MERCATOR, Rumoldus
Title:Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio A M.D.Lxxxvii
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Description:Copper engr. (29 x 52 cm), orig. bright hand col. (sl. splitt. centerfold rep.). Duisburg, Mercator, c 1609 (French edition)
Note:Attractive worldmap from a French ed. The world map in a later ed. (1st 1587) without the Latin caption below, was changed by 1595 and thereafter discontinued published in editions after 1603. Surrounding the hemispheres is a strapwork border, between them at the top is an armillary sphere and at the bottom an elaborate compass rose. The central hemisphere of the America map is surrounded by exquisite mannerist decoration, and 4 roundels which contain the title and 3 parts America: the western shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Florida, and Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.. Ref. Van der Krogt 0001
Price:€1600 - €2200
Sellingprice:€1400
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