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An Early Atlas of Islands Engraved with Delicate Beauty


Atlas/ Islands/ Caribbean. PORCACCHI, Thomaso [Venice, 1590]
L'isole piu famose del Mondo.
Small folio [20.25 x 29.5]
(6) (of 12) ff., including engraved title, 201, (1) pp., including 47 copper plate engraved maps in text. Note: bound contemporaneously without 2nd half of index (b signature). Complete with all maps. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, borders of covers gilt-ruled with arabesque in center, spine gilt with double bands. Head of spine chipped, and some soling to covers. Engraved ex libris of Thomas Heath, Merchant of Exeter and another of the Western Reserve Historical Society, stamped withdrawn. Some soiling in outer margin of title and scattered leaves, faint waterstain in margin of others; notwithstanding a fresh example with the maps with excellent impressions.
$8,500


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A Rarity of the Balkans with Fine Original Color


Balkans/ Greece/ Istanbul. JODE, G. & C. DE [Antwerp, 1593]
Balkans/ Greece/ Istanbul. .
11 1/2 x 19 inches
Fine original color, re-cornered at bottom; some scuffing at centerfold, else very good.
$2,000


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“The most decorative sea chart printed in seventeenth-century Amsterdam” (Putman)


Mediterranean/ Map Art. MORTIER, P. / DE HOOGHE, R. [Amsterdam, 1694]
Carte Nouvelle de la Mer Mediteranee:….
23 x 55 1/2 inches.
Fine hand color; fine condition.
$35,000


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Mercator’s Ensemble of Greek Islands


Crete/ Greek Islands.. MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. [Amsterdam, 1595/ 1630]
Candia cum Insulis aliquot circa Graeciam.
13 ¼ x 18 ¾ inches.
Fine hand color; some marginal mends well away from image, very good.
$550


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The Benchmark for the Small Atlas
In an Excellent Copy


Atlas. BERTIUS, Petrus [Amsterdam, 1606]
P Bertij Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque… apud Cornelium Nicolai, Anno 1606.
Oblong octavo
contemporary paper covered boards, backed & cornered with vellum; 174 maps & plates, all untrimmed; pasted-in etchings of allegorical figures at section headings, some ms. notations and underlining; a few quires somewhat toned, overall an excellent copy.
$27,500


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