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MERCATOR,R. Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.
Reference number: 14466.

MERCATOR,R. Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1587. Coloured. Some minor paper thinness along centerfold. Paper slightly age-toned, as usual. Very good condition. 282 x 524 mm. 


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Il est expliqué comment choisir et prendre une correspondance : "Il est bon de prendre en considération l'affluence présumée des voyageurs ; la longueur de l'itinéraire direct ; le circuit de certaines correspondances". La compagnie générale des Omnibus est créée en 1855 et fait disparaître ou fusionner un certain nombre de compagnies, dont les "Dames réunies"; en 1854, il ne subsiste plus que 11 compagnies d'omnibus, ce qui permet de dater ce plan d'avant 1854
Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold. It first appeared in 1587 and was incorporated into his long-lived and influential Atlas from 1595 to 1602.

A smaller version of Gerard Mercator's (the Elder) large double-hemisphere map, with some changes- it is the original map that was used in the early Mercator's full folio atlases. Text on verso. The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness, with typical cursive flourishes to the lettering of the sea names. Surrounding the hemispheres is a strapwork border; between them at the top is an armillary sphere and at the bottom an elaborate compass rose.

Reference: Shirley, world, 157.

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