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Lot 218: CLERICUS, JOANNES. Atlas Antiquus, Sacer, Ecclesiasticus et Profanus.
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: CLERICUS, JOANNES. Atlas Antiquus, Sacer, Ecclesiasticus et Profanus. Engraved pictorial frontispiece, title-pages in Latin and French (tailpiece of a small engraved double-hemisphere world map printed in reverse with California as an island), [iv] pages of preliminary text, 93 maps and tables, all but one double-page or folding, manuscript index on rear endpapers. Folio, 22 1/2x14 inches, uncut in original 1/4 red roan backed publisher''s drab paper boards, paper label on upper cover, worn but unsophisticated; maps with attractive original outline hand-color and very wide margins; few maps with faint dampstain at lower edges by no means prevalent. Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, 1705
A remarkable atlas of ancient and modern geography, with maps by Sanson, Delisle, Du Val and la Rue.