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[A scarce miniature atlas by Honter]

image of Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus.

image of Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus.

image of Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus.

image of Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus.

image of Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus.

image of Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus.


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HONTER, Johannes.
Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum Honteri Coronensis Libri III. Cum Tabellis Geographicus Elegantissimus. Zurich: C.Froshauer, 1549. Later binding, book size: 155 x 98mm.
A very early, attractive and scarce miniature atlas, notable amongst its maps is a double page cordiform world first published in 1546, which was highly influential at the time in having the most recent discoveries included in it, such as the Americas and the Spice Islands in the Far East. The list of diagrams and maps in this volume are as follows: 1) Circuli Sphaeri Cum V. Zonis 2) Ordo Planetarum Cum Aspectibus. 3) Regiones Et Nomina Ventorum. 4) Universalis Cosmographia 5) Hispania 6) Gallia 7) Germania 8) Major/Minor Polonia 9) Dacia 10) Greece 11) Italy 12) Cyprus/Holy Land 13) Asia Minor 14) Arabia/Caspian Sea/India 15) Africa 16) Sicilia See SHIRLEY: World 108 for the Cordiform world.
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