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Publisher: MERCATOR, G./ CLOPPENBURGH
Title: Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes…
Published in: Amsterdam, 1632
   
Size: 8.8 x 11.1 inches.
22.3 x 28.3 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In-4°oblong.179 maps, contemp. brown calf. Spine ribbed. Paper age-toned as usual especially up the last third part. Water staining at upper margin throughout and at lower margin up the second half. Small loss of paper at page 242 with the letter M partly missing. Tear in text p. 634 restored. Ex-libris in brown ink on upper margin of title-page :"Ex bibliotheca Carol de La Russiere Emptus p. 12 franc. apud d Rigaut in vico mercatorio - 1649".
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Latin text edition of the atlas, first published in French in 1630. The atlas is dedicated to the States General of the United Provinces and Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange, stadhouder of Holland.

Illustrated with 179 maps, this edition has the maps from the "Appendix" incorporated in the main part.. The map of Wales is not included in this Latin edition but this edition includes a second map of Poland, which was not included in the French edition.

"The edition of Mercator's Atlas published by Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburch was a competitive edition. Its newly engraved maps were of size (c.19 x 25 cm) that fell in between the folio maps in the Mercator-Hondius "Atlas" (ca. 35 x 50 cm) and the "Atlas Minor" (ca.15 x 20 cm). Most of the maps were engraved by Pieter van den Keere".



Reference: Koeman/Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, vol. IIIB 353:11



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