Auction 119, Lot 921

"The Mercator Atlas of Europe", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Facsimile Atlases

Period: 1998 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

11.2 x 16.3 inches
28.4 x 41.4 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 with an opulent book tucked into a slipcase 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+

Contents in new condition. Slipcase has very minor rubbing marks

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/9/2007