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Auction 92, Lot 15

"Designatio Orbis Christiani", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: World

Period: 1607-21 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.7 inches
18.8 x 14.5 cm
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This is the second world map in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas Minor. It is on a planispherical projection and uses symbols (identified in the key at bottom) to designate those areas of the world that are Christian, Moslem, and pagan. It is thus one of the first thematic maps.

References: Shirley #260.

Condition: A+

Attractive later color.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/13/2000