Lot 281
  • 281

Mercator, Gerard (1512-1594).

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  • <P>[Tabulae Geographicae. <I>Duisburg, 1585-1589</I>]</P>
4 parts bound in one volume, comprising:



Galliae tabulae geographicae. Duisburg, [1585], engraved title, dedication leaf to Wilhelm and Johann Wilhelm, Dukes of Jülich, Kleve and Berg, dated August 1585, 16 engraved maps, all but one double-page



Germaniae tabulae geographicae. Duisburg, [1585], engraved title, 26 double-page engraved maps



Belgii inferioris tabulae geographicae. Duisburg, [1585], engraved title, 9 double-page engraved maps



Italiae, Sclavoniae, et Graeciae tabulae geographicae. Duisburg, [1589], engraved architectural title, dedication leaf to Ferdinand de Medici with “Candido lectori” on verso, engraved portrait of Mercator by Frans Hogenberg (without printed verse), 22 double-page engraved maps



Folio (415 x 280mm.), early manuscript index of maps at beginning, contemporary vellum, the covers with a central knotwork cartouche surrounded by a fillet and foliate border gilt with fleuron cornerpieces, an area of upper marginal soiling at beginning, map of Serbia with rust spot with hole at centre, repaired, map of Westphalia with rust hole repaired with loss, a few other rust spots elsewhere, binding repaired with several guards renewed and the covers with yapp edges restored, all by James Brockman

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