Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 464

 
Atlanten - Mercator, G., Atlas minor. 1609.

464
Atlanten
Mercator, G., Atlas minor. 1609.
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 4,440 / $ 4.884

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
[Mercator, G., Atlas minor, das ist: Ein kurtze jedoch gründtliche Beschreibung der gantzen Welt und aller ihrer Theyl ... endtlich in unsere hoch Teutsche Sprach verseszt]. Fragment. With 103 full-page coloured copper maps (of 152). [Amsterdam, J. Hondius 1609]. Loose ll. (Binding damaged). Oblong 4to.
Koeman Me 188. - Phillips/Le Gear 425. - First German edition. - Fragmentary copy. At hand: the maps of the world in two hemispheres, map of the poles, Africa, Asia and America (Europe lacking), also partial maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. - The engr. title lacking. - Browned, contemp colouring slightly stained, world map with marginal blemishes. Cover removed.
First German edition. - Fragmentary copy with 96 (of 152) fullpage col. copper maps. Binding removed. - Contains the double hemisphere world maps, continental maps of Africa, Asia and America, polar chart and numours regional maps of Europe, Africa, Asia and America. - Lacking the engr. title. Somewhat browned, contemp. colour slightly staining, world map with marginal defects.

464
Atlanten
Mercator, G., Atlas minor. 1609.
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 4,440 / $ 4.884

(incl. 20% surcharge)