Mercurio geografico, Rome, 1692, contemporary vellum
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
La guida del Mercurio geografico per tutte le parti del mondo. Rome: Domenico De Rossi, 1692
2 volumes in one, large folio (608 x 460mm.), letterpress title page, engraved title page for each part (volume 1 with imprint of Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi, volume 2 with imprint of Domenico De Rossi and dated 1692), 185 engraved maps (many pasted together to form double-page maps, of which 6 double-page and folding), letterpress table of contents at end of each part, contemporary vellum, occasional light staining, a few small tears, second index leaf almost detached, binding slightly damaged
A comprehensive and detailed atlas of Europe, with a group of around sixteen maps of the rest of the world at the end. The Mercurio geografico was first issued by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi in around 1684, and reissued regularly, with additional maps being added when available at the printshop. This set conforms to the maps listed in the printed sheets at the end of each volume, though the British Library copy of this edition (Shirley T.ROSS-1d) has an additional ten maps with later imprint dates that were not listed in the contents leaf.
For a later edition of this atlas, see lot 127.
Shirley, British Library T.ROSS-1d (with 10 additional maps)
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