Description: ATLASES -- BERTIUS, P. Theatrum geographiae veteris. Tomus prior in quo Cl. Ptol. Alexandrini Geographiæ ll. VIII. Græce et Lat. Tomus posterior in quo Itinerarium Antonini Imp. terrestre & maritimum (…). Amst./(Leiden), (I. Elzevier for) J. Hondius, 1618-19. 2 in 1 vol. (16), 253, (2), 28, (40); (4), 46, 20, (32, incl. maps), (1) pp. W. engr. ti., 2 engr. portrs. of Bertius and Mercator, 47 engr. maps (all but 2 double-p.) & sev. text-ill. Fol. Bound in later h. vellum extra. (New endpapers, half-ti. and ti. reinforced, tear in half-ti., corners of leaf 3 & 4 rep., 1 map cut out and laid down, 2 maps and last leaf re-margined/cut out and laid down, outer margins of maps in places browned and brittle (espec. in second vol.), browned/foxed throughout and in places heavily, but the maps are not that browned and the worldmap is in rather good condition). Fourth edition of Ptolemy with Mercator's maps and the first by Bertius. The first part of this work contains the twenty-eight maps from Mercator's editions of Ptolemy, first issued in 1578. The second part consists of the Tabula peutingeriana and fourteen maps of the ancient world from the Parergon of Abraham Ortelius. - Willems, 137; Koeman, Ber 1, Me 4. For the map of the world by Mercator (Cologne, 1578), see Shirley, Mapping of the world, 139: "One of the most elegantly engraved of the Ptolemaic world maps, reprinted for over 150 years."
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