SMALL COSMOGRAPHY WITH CORDIFORM WORLD MAP

 

$8,500

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AUTHOR:

HONTER, JOHANN

TITLE:

Rvdimentorvm Cosmographicorum Ioan. Honteri Coronensis libri III. cum tabellis Geographicus elegantissimis... Tigvri Apvd Froschouerum. Anno M.D.XLIX.

CONDITION:

Octavo. Later gold-stamped calf binding. 13 maps and 3 woodcut illustrations. Very good condition.

DATE:

1549

DESCRIPTION:

This popular 16th century cosmography, with its well known series of maps, has a double-page cordiform world map of particular importance. It is a reduced, but otherwise unchanged, version of the famous Waldseemuller map of 1507. Published in Zurich by C. Froshauer, Honter’s set of thirteen woodcut maps first appeared in 1546. The maps were both influential and popular, and the world map block was used for almost fifty years - even after a new block was carved in 1561. This 1549 edition is a very early impression. The volume is written in Latin hexameters and also contains three single-page woodcut illustrations, including a globe showing parts of the New World.

REFERENCES:

Inventory No. 13468

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