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Mercator - Hondius: World and 4 continents: Europe, Africa, America und Asia.

Complete set from an early Mercator- Hondius-Atlas with the title: „Gerhardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi Et Fabricati Figura … Excusum … Cornelij Nicolai.”

5 orig. coloured copper engravings after Gerardus Mercator, published by Jodocus Hondius and Claesz (Cornelis Nicolay). Verso: Latin text, Amsterdam 1607.

Koeman: Atlantes Nederlandici, Vol. II, Me 16.

Map of the World:

"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Gerardi Mercatoris ... Rumoldus Mercator fieri curabat A°. M. D. LXXXVII".

World in two hemishperes, surrounded by a strapwork border. With an armillary sphere and an elaborate compass rose between the two hemispheres. Compiled by Rumold Mercator after Gerardus Mercator's world map of 1569. First published in an edition of Strabo's 'Geographia', Geneva 1587, and in an atlas by Mercator, Duisburg 1595.

From an early edition of a Mercator-Hondius atlas, verso with Latin text.

Originally coloured copper engraving by Rumold Mercator, published by Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1607, 29 x 51,5 cm.

Very nice original colours. Paper with a printer's crease, diagonally at the upper right side, otherwise very good condition. Note the differnet paper size of the maps of the continents.

Ref.: Shirley: Mapping of the world, Entry 157; Koeman, Vol. II, Me 16.

Europe:

"Europa, ad magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris P. imitationem, Rumoldi Mercatoris F. cum edita, servato tamen initio longitudinis ex ratione magnetis quod Pater in magna sua universali posuit."

Map of Europe with a nice and decorative title cartouche. From an early edition of a Mercator-Hondius atlas, verso with Latin text.

Originally coloured copper engraving by Gerardus and Rumold Mercator, published by Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1607, 38,5 x 47 cm.

Very nice original colours and very good condition.

Ref.: Koeman, Vol. II, Me 16.

Africa:

"Africa. Ex magna orbis terrae descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris desumpta. Studio & industria G.M. Inunioris."

Map of Africa with a nice and decorative title cartouche. From an early edition of a Mercator-Hondius atlas, verso with Latin text.

Originally coloured copper engraving by Gerardus Mercator, published by Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1607, 38,5 x 47 cm.

Very nice original colours and very good condition.

Ref.: Koeman, Vol. II, Me 16.

America:

"America sive India Nova, ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris avi Universalis imitationem in compendium redacta. Per Michaelem Mercatorem Duysburgensem."

Map of the western hemisphere with North and South America, with 'Terra Australis' and 'Nova Guinea'. With three round inset maps (Haiti, Cuba, and the Gulf of Mexico) and a title cartouche at the corners. Maps are surrounded by ornamental leaves and tendrils.

Michael Mercator, grandson of Gerardus Mercator, made this map of America after Gerardus Mercator's world map of 1569.

Originally coloured copper engraving by Michael Mercator, published by Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1607, 37,5 x 46 cm.

Very nice original colours and perfect condition.

Ref.: Burden: Mapping of America, # 87, Koeman, Vol. II, Me 16.

Asia:

"Asia ex magna orbis terrae descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris desumpta, studio et industria G.M. Iunioris." 

Map of Asia with a nice and decorative title cartouche. From an early edition of a Mercator-Hondius atlas, verso with Latin text.

Originally coloured copper engraving by Gerardus Mercator, published by Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1607, 38 x 46,5 cm.

Very nice original colours and perfect condition.

Ref.: Koeman, Vol. II, Me 16.

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