Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
Fine example of the standard geographical text-book of the seventeenth century, by the father of modern historical geography. This complete example has forty maps, more than most editions. The Introductionis was published numerous times between 1624 and 1729 with each successive edition becoming more elaborate and the later editions including finely engraved maps. About half the maps are classical ones derived from Ortleius' Paregon. The world map shows California as an island. This edition was published by Daniel Elzevir.