The Mercator Atlas of Europe. 1998. NF HC w/17 Full-Color Maps

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The Mercator Atlas of Europe
Akerman, James R.; Mireille Pastoureau; Arthur Durst; et al
Walking Tree Press
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Notes: Near Fine Folio 16" x 11" green cloth over board, stamped gilt line designs to front, back, spine, stamped gilt lettering to spine, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, signatures, dustjacket, and slipcase. Near Fine green glossy paper over board slipcase. Near Fine white softcover book in white pictorial dustjacket, features "Index of maps in the Mercator Atlas of Europe" by the Cistercian monk Alanus Ortmans to front, black lettering to interior flaps. Loose cardstock foldout signatures inside hardcover. [6] 92 pp., replete with full-color and black-and-white images and maps, essays by Marcel Watelet, James R. Akerman, Arthur Durst, Peter M. Barber, Mireille Pastoureau, and Notes. Also includes 17 loose full-color fold-out facsimile maps. From the dustjacket: "With more than 100 original-colour illustrations drawn from collections throughout Europe and the United States. 'The Mercator Atlas of Europe' places Mercator's first-known atlas in historical perspective and offers the reader a unique glimpse into the geography and cartography of sixteenth-century Europe." From the wiki: "Gerardus Mercator was a Flemish geographer, cosmographer and cartographer. He is most renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.