ALSATIA INFERIOR.

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Jodocus Hondius


Alsatia Inferior.

Copper plate engraving. 1607-1637.
5 1/4 x 6 3/4" (132 x 172 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 41085
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published by Michaell Sparke, London
The English subtitle for this map is "The Lower Alsatia." 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 one leaf of accompanying descriptive text in English. Maps

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