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MERCATOR, R. - Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.

MERCATOR, R. -  Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.
Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio. - MERCATOR, R.
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Title : Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio..
Map maker : MERCATOR, R..
Date : Amsterdam, 1587.
Size : 11.1 x 20.6 inches. / 28.2 x 52.4 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold. It first appeared in 1587 and was incorporated into his long-lived and influential Atlas from 1595 to 1602.
A smaller version of Gerard Mercator's (the Elder) large double-hemisphere map, with some changes- it is the original map that was used in the early Mercator's full folio atlases. Text on verso.
The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness, with typical cursive flourishes to the lettering of the sea names. Surrounding the hemispheres is a strapwork border: between them at the top is an armillary sphere and at the bottom an elaborate compass rose.


Shirley, World,157.
Condition : Lower part centerfold contemp. underlaid. Paper slightly age-toned, as usual. Verey light crease along center fold. Generally in very good condition. Partly heightened with gold.


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