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[Rare Lifetime Edition of Mercator's atlas]

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...

image of Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice...


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MERCATOR, Gerard.
Galliae tabule geographicæ. [&] Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule. [&] Germaniae tabule geographicæ. [&] Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Græciæ tabule geographice... Duisburg Clivorumn, 1585 (parts I-III) & 1589 (part IV). Folio, 17th century blind-decorated calf; Part I: pp. (x)(of 12)+(8)(index), engraved title and 16 maps; Part II: pp. (iv)+(4)(index), engraved title and 9 map; Part III: pp. (iv)+(blank)+(8)(index), engraved title and 26 maps; Part IV: pp. (ii)+(11)(index), engraved title, portrait of Mercator and 22 maps, plus Rumold Mercator's maps of the World and Europe. A total of 4 titles, 75 maps and one portrait, all in fine original colour. Small restoration to foot of spine. The maps are in excellent condition; Piedmont map printed upside-down.
A fine example of the First Issue of the first four parts of Gerard Mercator's atlas, all that was published during the lifetime. The first three parts were first issued in 1585 as ''Tabulæ Geographicæ", containing: 'Galliae tabule geographicæ' (France), 'Belgii Inferioris Geographicæ tabule' (Low Countries), and 'Germaniae tabule geographicæ' (Germany); the fourth part, 'Italiæ, Sclavoniæ et Græciæ' (Italy, Balkans and Greece) was published four years later, as this example. The fifth and final part, 'Atlantis Pars Altera', was delayed by a stroke that ended Mercator's productivity in 1589, not appearing until 1595, a year after the great cartographer's death. There are two extra maps appearing in this edition (as called for) attributed to Mercator's son, Rumold: the World (first issue in an atlas) and Europe (a pre-atlas issue without text on the back). KOEMAN'S ATLANTES NEERLANDICI: 1:001 +002
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