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Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594.

Atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. Gerardo Mercatore Rupelmundano, Illustrissimi Ducis Julie Clivie & Mõtis &c. Cosmographo autore. Cum privilegio. Dvisbvrgi Clivorvm.

Physical Description:
259 lea. including 109 maps (some color), color portrait 42 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Atlas 63 (Folio A)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Illustrated engraved title page in color.
"Vita Celeberrimi Clarissimiq́; Viri Gerardi Mercatoris Rupelmundani ... ": 4th-7th preliminary leaves.
"Errorum insigniorum ... ": 9th preliminary leaf.
Dedicatory leaf of [Part 1], "Atlantis Pars altera ..." addressed to "Elizabethe Serenissimae Potentissimaeq́; Angliae, Franciae et Hiberniae Reginae." Dated 1 April 1595 and signed by Rumoldus Mercator.
Colophon at end of [Part 1] reads: "Dvsseldorpii Excudebat Albertus Busius ... Anno 1595."
Separate engraved title pages in color for each of the five parts: [Part 1]: Atlantis Pars altera. Geographia Nova Totius Mundi. Authore Gerardo Mercatore Rupelmundano, Illustriss. Ducis Juliae &c. Cosmographo Duysburgi Cliuorum."
[Part 2]: Galliae tabule geographicae per Gerardum Mercatorem Illustrissimi Ducis Julie Cliuie Montis &c. Cosmographum. Duysburgi Cliuorum editae. Cum gratia & priuilegio. [Part 3]: Belgii Inferioris Geographicae tabule. Per Gerardum Mercatorem Illustriss. Ducis Julie Cliuie &c. Cosmographum. Duysburgi edite. Cum privilegio.
[Part 4]: Germaniae tabule geographicae. Per Gerardum Mercatorem Illustrissimi Ducis Julie, Cliuie, &c. Cosmographum Duysburgi edite. Cum privilegio. [Part 5]: Italiae, Sclavoniae, et Graeciae tabule geographicae, per Gerardum Mercatorem Illustrissimi Ducis Julie, Cliuie, &c. Cosmographum Duysburgi editae. Cum gratia & priuilegio.
Separate indices to each part follow the maps in each section.
The first collective edition of Mercator's Atlas.
Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 13A. (Pars Altera is ed. B; see p. 297).
Phillips, P.A list of geog. atlases, 3400 (imperfect copy).

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