Lot 282
  • 282

Mercator, Gerard.

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  • <P>Atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura. <I>Duisburg: [Albertus Busius, 1595]</I></P>
5 parts in one volume, folio (428 x 294mm.), engraved architectural title, epitaph leaf, dedication leaves to Wilhelm and Johann Wilhelm, Dukes of Jülich, Kleve and Berg (with engraved portrait of Mercator on the verso), Queen Elizabeth, and Ferdinand de Medici, 5 divisional titles, 107 engraved maps, all but one double-page, the titles, portraits and maps all coloured by a contemporary hand, contemporary red morocco gilt with the arms of pietro duodo, the covers panelled with triple gilt fillet borders with fleur-de-lys cornerpieces, the central arms surrounded by a garland of leafy sprays, spine tooled gilt in 7 compartments with fleur-de-lys motif, some green oxidised to brown, binding with gouges on lower cover and old slight stain on upper cover, rebacked and repaired by James Brockman, retaining original spine