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Auction 164, Lot 651


"Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 cm

A handsome small map depicting the Exodus and the wandering of the Children of Israel. An inset of the Encampment of Israel is enclosed in a strapwork border. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 41 additional maps engraved for the Historia Mundi, most of which were copied from Cloppenburg's edition of Atlas Minor, and some were signed by the engravers Jacob van Langren and Ralph Hall. English text on verso.

References: cf. Laor #493; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8025H:351.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a couple of short edge tears.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/13/2017