<p>PARERGON 1624 historical atlas plus NOMENCLATOR</p> ...

PARERGON 1624 historical atlas plus NOMENCLATOR

The 1624 Latin Parergon contains 44 maps, followed by the Nomenclator Ptolemaicus and Lhuyd’s treatise De Mona Druidum in one original old binding, and includes the 4 Peutinger maps which only occur in this edition.

The atlas is bound in old original calf leather and the spine is provided with stamps, embellished with gold. The spine and the edges and corners of the binding show signs of wear, but the overall condition of the binding is good. The atlas opens widely, so that the maps are flat and can be inspected optimally. The Parergon and the Nomenclator are both complete in terms of maps (44) and texts, the printing is in good and sharp black and white with deep plate marks, on clean white paper with very wide margins. A few maps have minor blemishes as indicated below and the edge of left margins show irregular small stains. Overall condition is excellent and unusual for a complete atlas like this one.

The atlas contains the following maps in the following order:

0. Parergon title page, followed by a dedication to Philip, a message from Balthasar Moretus to the reader, and an index of maps.

1. Ort179.1 Geographia Sacra [slight foxing of top margin]

2. Ort172.1 Palestina [slight foxing of top margin]

3. Ort180.1 Typus Chorographicus (Ancient Holy  Land)

4. Ort182.1 Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio (the early plate)

5. Ort181.2 Peregrinatio Divi Pauli

6. Ort 184.1 Lumen Sacrarum Historiarum per Orientem

7. Ort 185.1 Lumen Sacrarum Historiarum per Occidentem

8. Ort186.1 Aevi Veteris (Ancient World)

9. Ort187.2 Imago Romani Imperii (Roman Empire)

10. Ort189.1 Europa Celtica

11. Ort192.2 Britannicarum Insularum Typus [small hole in top margin]

12. Ort193.2 Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio [a few rust specks in bottom margin]

13. Ort196.1 Galliae Veteris Typus

14. Ort194.2 Gallia Vetus

15. Ort198.1 Belgii Veteris Typus

16. Ort200.1 Germaniae Veteris Typus

17. Ort201.1 Ordines Sacri I (Electors)

18. Ort202.2 Ordines Sacri II (Electors)

19. Ort203.1 Pannoniae et Illyriae Veteris Tabula

20. Ort205.1 Italiae Veteris Specimen [some browning of top margin]

21. Ort206.2 Italia Gallica sive Cisalpina [light browning of top margin; rust speck]

22. Ort208.1 Tusciae Antiquae Typus [light browning of top margin]

23. Ort209.2 Latium [light browning of top margin; rust speck in lower margin]

24. Ort210.1 Itala nam tellus Graecia Maior [light browning of top margin]

25. Ort211.6 Sicilia [light browning and small ink spot in top margin]

26. Ort212.1 Daciarum Moesiarumque vetus descriptio

27. Ort213.1 Pontus Euxinus

28. Ort214.1 Thraciae Veteris Typus

29. Ort215.2 Graecia Sophiani [two tiny rust specks in lower left corner]

30. Ort216.1 Cyprus, Euboea, Rhodus, Lesbos, Chios

31. Ort217.1 Creta, Sardinia, Corsica, Ins. Maris Ionii

32. Ort218.1 Africa Propria Tabula

33. Ort221.1 Aegyptus Antiqua

34. Ort222.2 Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio

35. Ort223.2 Aeneae Navigatio

36. Ort224.2  Erythraei Periplus/Ulyssis Errores

37. Ort226.1 Argonautica

38. Ort227.1 Tabula Peutingerorum segments 1 and 2 (Roman map)

39. Ort228.1 Tabula Peutingerorum segments 3 and 4 (Roman map)

40. Ort229.1 Tabula Peutingerorum segments 5 and 6 (Roman map)

41. Ort230.1 Tabula Peutingerorum segments 7 and 8 (Roman map)

42. Ort231.1 Tempe [slight browning of left part bottom margin]

43. Ort232.1 Daphne

44. Ort233.2 Escorial

Follows Nomenclator Ptolemaicus title page, 28 text pages.

De Mona Druidum, four text pages

Approbatio, Privilege, instruction to binder

Price of this unique atlas: Euro 23500

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