Mappis orbis habitabilis regna exhibens. RARE MINIATURE 4.5" x 3" ATLAS.
WITH NEARLY 40 HAND COLORED MAPS/PLATES! Bound in a fine gilt-laden armorial binding, as shown with slight warping of the boards; the spine with two large ribs, a small bit of leather loss but maps bound firm and joints/hinges strong.Small sticker at crown of spine. A few small stains, else in striking internal shape. Maps in great condition, all mounted well and the important World Map (map I), as well as others are hand-colored. This copy holds 39 maps/plates, lacking only the plate of America (map V), which would have made the total 40. Measures 4.5" x 3" closed.
First published by Lotter (Mattheus Seutter's son-in-law) and Lobeck in 1747 with an accompanying almanac, this rare, attractive, and detailed atlas was re-issued over the years, with maps reprinted and with new maps added, however the title-page continued to report 29 maps (as here). Also published as part of:Kurzgefasste Geographie. Augsburg, 1762 or before, this smaller, octagonal copy represents the second state of the separately published atlas; it differs by the presence of eight additional maps, all undated. The engraved title page issigned G.
Eichler jun: inv: et delin: Tobias Lobeck, sculps: et exc: A. [=Augustae Vindelicorum]; plates unnumbered; engraved plate headed "Index MapparumGeographicarum", provides numbers for the 29 original maps: I-XXIX. Fine double-hemisphere world map "Planisphaerium Globi Terrestris". Double-hemisphere celestial map "Hemisphaerium Boreali" [and] "Hemisphaeriusm Australe". Maps of each continent (the map of Asia shows the northernmost coastline of Australia).A series of comprehensive maps of Europe, each with the title within a fine cartouche. Nordenskiold 2, 135; Phillips Atlases 632. The item "1762 MINIATURE ATLAS Fine Binding LOBECK World Maps RARE History ASTRONOMY" is in sale since Thursday, August 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hermits_house_antiques" and is located in Fords, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.