Auction 103, Lot 688

"The Mercator Atlas of Europe",

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1998 (published)

Publication: Walking Tree Press


11 x 16 inches
27.9 x 40.6 cm

Made for a prince and lost for centuries, Mercator's 1570 Atlas of Europe was discovered in 1967 and is now in the British Library. This exquisite limited edition contains l7 unbound folio facsimile maps, tucked with an opulent book into a slipcased portfolio. Accompanied by an in-depth volume, 92 pp. by an international team of map scholars and historians. The Portolan described it as "magnificent, both in content and form - a sumptuous work and a feast for the eye and mind." Named Book of the Year and awarded ForeWord Magazine's 1998 Editor's Choice Prize for Non-Fiction.


Condition: A+


Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/11/2003