533. [Atlas - World]

MERCATOR, Gerard; HONDIUS, Jodocus

Atlas minor, ou Briefve, & vive description de tout le Monde & ses parties.

Amsterdam, J. Janssonius, 1630

Oblong 4to: [8 incl. title]-643-[4] pp. (title cut to the border and pasted on laid paper, largely toned, errors in pagination, libr. stamps throughout).

Contemp. calf, gilt decorated covers and spine (rebacked).

1st French Janssonius edition (1st Latin Janssonius ed.: 1628, 1st Hondius ed.: 1607) with 142 maps from the set of copperplates newly engraved by Pieter van de Keere and Abraham Goos. J. Hondius made this reduced version of Mercator's Atlas Maior for younger people "les parents desquels estants trop chiches, n'ont la bourse assez garnie". Incl. a world map, maps of the continents and regional maps.
Ref. van der Krogt IIIB [352:11].
Prov. Carlo Castelucci, Naples (libr. stamp on all maps).

€ 2.500 / 3.500

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