Auction 170, Lot 727

"[Facsimile] Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius Atlas or a Geographicke Description of the World", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: References

Period: 1968 (published)


Color: Black & White

12.2 x 18.4 inches
31 x 46.7 cm

This two-volume facsimile atlas reproduces the only edition of the Mercator/Hondius atlas with English text. Originally published in Amsterdam in 1636, the atlas included more maps than any previous edition as well as updated plates. The facsimile atlas includes an in-depth bibliographical note by R.A. Skelton. There are 197 double-page maps, all in black & white, some of them folding. Limited edition, one of only 800 copies printed. Fourth Series, Volume Two of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; Series of Atlases in Facsimile."The first volume has 404 pp., the second volume 500 pp. Folio, hardbound in maroon linen with gilt insignia on front covers and gilt and black title on spines, with dust jackets.


Condition: A

Contents tight. Covers have minor soiling and corners are slightly bumped. Dust jackets have light soiling and shelf wear.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/14/2018