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Auction 145, Lot 424

"[Lot of 3] Europa [and] Daniae Regnu [and] Anglia", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Europe

Period: 1625 (published)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 5.8 inches
19.1 x 14.7 cm
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At the beginning of the 17th century, Purchas, an English cleric, set out to publish a compendium of voyages to foreign countries. To illustrate his work, Purchase obtained the rights to use Jodocus Hondius' copperplates from Atlas Minor. Over 60 maps were included in Purchas His Pilgrimes, most of which were from Hondius' plates, with English titles inserted above them.

This lot features three maps of Europe from this publication. Each is on a full sheet of English text (8.0 x 12.5") with text on verso.

A. Europa. Condition: There is some soiling in the right side of the image and one horizontal crease in the image. (B)

B. Daniae Regnu. Condition: Trimmed to the neatline at left as issued with some minor creasing. (A)

C. Anglia. Condition. There are damp stains in the upper portion of the image with a small tear in the text above the image Narrow right margin. (B)

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.PUR-1a #33, #44 & #62.


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Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 6/12/2013