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Lot 321: Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).
  • Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).
  • Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).
  • Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).
  • Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).
  • Ortelius. THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS... (1611).
   
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Description: [Geography] Encyclopedia of terms used in geography, with some focus on Greek & Roman mythology and historical figures. ABRAHAMI ORTELII ANTVERPIANI THESAURUS GEOGRAPHICUS RECOGNITUS ET AUCTUS: In quo Omnium Totius Terrae Regionum, Montium, Promontoriorum, Collium, Silvarum, Desertorum, insularum, portuum, populorum, urbium, opidorum, pagorum… Hanoviae Apud Guil: Antonium. (1611). (Colophon: Hanoviae Apud Haeredes Guilielmi Antonii. Anno Salutis reparatae: MDCXI.) Frequent use of Greek type where appropriate. Engraved title (depicting Neptune, Cybele, Taurus, Nilus, and Atlas), metalcut printer’s device on colophon. 3rd edition issued with the title “Thesaurus Geographicus…,” or 4th edition overall, originally published in 1578 as “Synonymia geographica…” Sabin 57709. [618] ff. Collation: a-d4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Zzzz4, a-z4, aa-zz4, aaa-lll 4, mmm-mmm6, in 4’s. Engr title is a1. Colophon is mmm6. Leaf iii 3 is mis-signed “iiii 3”. Full leather with spine and edges of covers tooled in blind. Remnant of paper label on spine. Front cover separated, rear hinge weak. Some areas of dampstaining, toning, and foxing. Tear to text of rr2. Interior very good. Full leather with spine and edges of covers tooled in blind. Remnant of paper label on spine. Front cover separated, rear hinge weak. Some areas of dampstaining, toning, and foxing. Tear to text of rr2. Interior very good. 3.4 Lb.

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