ALSATIA SUPERIOR.

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Jodocus Hondius


Alsatia Superior.

Copper plate engraving. 1607-1637.
5 1/4 x 7" (127 x 178 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 41084
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published by Michaell Sparke, London
The English subtitle for this map is "The Higher Alasatia." This map was first issued by Jodocus Hondius, appearing in his "Atlas Minor" which itself was a reduced version of Mercator’s "Atlas." In the early 1620's The original copper plates were obtained by several London booksellers and were reprinted in "Purchas His Pilgrimage" (1624-26) and "Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas." (1635, 37 and 39) This particular impression appeared in the 1637 edition of "Historia Mundi" published by Michaell Sparke. Sparke supplemented the original titles with English titles in the left margin. A scarce English language edition.This example has two leaves of accompanying descriptive text in English. Maps

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