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Auction 162, Lot 47

"[3 Sheets] Introduction a la Cosmographie...", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Black & White

10.8 x 18.6 inches
27.4 x 47.2 cm

This lot includes a bifolium and a single sheet from a chapter on the "Introduction on Cosmography" in Mercator's Atlas. Included on these sheets are two diagrams of the solar system based on Ptolemy and Copernicus, an elaborate 32-point wind rose, and a diagram showing the various imaginary "circles" associated with a globe, such as the equinoctial, horizon, meridian, etc.


Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light soiling and damp stains primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/26/2017