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Mercator, Gerhard, 1512–1594
Historia mundi, or, Mercator's atlas : containing his cosmographicall description of the fabricke and figure of the world / lately rectified in divers places, as also beautified and enlarged with new mappes and tables by the studious industry of Iudocus Hondy ; Englished by W.S. generosus, & Coll. Regin. Oxoniae.
Additional Title(s):
Mercator's atlas
London : Printed by T. Cotes, for Michael Sparke and Samuel Cartwright, 1635.
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([22], 401, [1], 409-599, 520-566, 649-930, [32] pages, 2 leaves of plates) : illustrations, maps (1 folded) ; 31 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G1007 1635+
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
Dedication signed Wye Saltonstall.
Signatures: pi² A⁶ a⁴ B-2L⁶ 2M⁶(-2M4,5,6); ²N-Z⁶ 3A-3H⁶ 3I⁴(3I4+chi1) 3K-4L⁶ 4K⁶( -4K4) 4L-4N⁴ 4O².
Includes index, pages [1-32], 3rd count.
Translator's dedication signed: Wye Saltonstall.
Numerous errors in pagination.
The verses on page [2], 1st count, occur in two settings, one with two states: signed (1) "F[rancis]. Q[uarles].", or (2a) "M[ichael]. S[parke]." or (2b) unsigned.
Page 905 bears a map of New Spain, a duplicate of that on p. 907. Errata describe a map of Virginia that is yet to be issued, to replace the map of New Spain.
With title page vignette, head- and tail- pieces, initials, and printed marginalia.
With an additional title page, engraved and signed "G. Glo: inu: fecit", with imprint "London printed for Michaell Sparke, and Samuell. Cartwright. 1635."
Folded plate of New England signed "Simon Passeus sculpsit" and with imprint "London printed by Iames Reeue".
Errata: page [32], final count.
At foot of errata: "Decemb. 19. 1633 ... Imprimatur; ita tamen ut si non intra biennium typis mandetur, hæc licentia sit omnino irrita. Guilielmus Haywood Archiep. Cant. Capellanus Domest."
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640, 17824
English short title catalogue, S107305
BEIN 1977 +256: Imperfect: engraved title page and leaves A1-4 wanting; pages 5-6 (first count; leaf B3) and 927-928 (third count; leaf 4K2) wanting; folded map "New England" wanting; some text chewed. Some marginal manuscript annotations (some loss due to trimming). Some pagination corrected in manuscript. Autograph of William Griffith on several pages, one dated 1791.
BAC G1007 1635+: Bound in contemporary calf, rebacked. With map "Aegyptus" affixed to page 818. Page [2], 1st count, is unsigned. Map of New Spain is printed on page 905, lacking map of Virginia mentioned in errata. Imperfect: Lacking folded map "New England." With manuscript notes.
Subject Terms:
American Antiquarian Society -- Stamp.
Atlases -- Early works to 1800.
Atlases, British -- Early works to 1800.
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Griffith, William -- Autograph.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 17th century.
World atlases.
Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612, cartographer.
Saltonstall, Wye, active 1630-1640, translator.
Glover, George, approximately 1618- engraver.
Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer.
Sparke, Michael, -1645, publisher.
Cartwright, Samuel, -1650, publisher.
Reeve, James, printer.

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