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Publisher: MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.
Title: Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes . . . (Title page)
Published in: Amsterdam, 1619
   
Size: 15.5 x 9.3 inches.
39.3 x 23.7 cm.
Colouring:

In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Paper slightly age-toned as usual. Outer marginal discolouration due to former framing. In good condition. Heightened with gold.
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Architectural frontage with personifications of the four Continents, Atlas, Peruana and Magalanica. This is the updated version with the lower text panel stippled and over the complete panel is engraved Hondius's printer's mark: a 'watchful' dog with a terrestrial globe and a sphere.

In the first decade of the seventeenth century Hondius evolved from an engraver working on commission to a publisher of atlases and globes. A fine example of one of the most important atlases in history.
First issued by Gerard Mercator in 1595, the publication was continued by Jodocus Hondius who purchased Mercator's plates in 1604.
Reference: Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.1: title pages, 1:10.5.



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