rare maps
Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints
antique maps

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13
Email: enquiries@caburden.com

Previous Page Next Page
HUTTICH, John & GRYNAEUS, Simon

Novus Orbis Regionum ac Insularum Veteribus Incognitarum una cum tabula cosmographica

Johannes Hervagius, Basle, March 1537
Folio (305 x 195 mm.), old mottled calf, rebacked with raised bands and double gilt ruled compartments, red calf gilt title label. Title with woodcut printer’s device (repeated on last leaf), pp. (48), 600, (2). with folding woodcut map ‘Typus Cosmographicus Universalis’ in facsimile, woodcut illustrations in the text at page 30 and 129, 8- 6- and 5-line historiated initials, otherwise in good condition.
An example of the second Hervagius edition of the ‘Novus Orbis regionum’. First published in 1532, the work is a compilation of voyages by John Huttich. It is sometimes ascribed to Simon Grynaeus, who edited the work and wrote the dedication. The voyages of Cadamosto, Columbus, Nino, Pinzon, Cabral and Vespucci amongst others are included. It also includes the travels of Brocardus in the Holy Land and Marco Polo in the far east. This edition adds the letter of Maximilian of Transylvania to the Cardinal of Salzburg relating Magellan’s voyages in 1519-22. With the celebrated world map ‘Typus cosmographicus universalis’ in facsimile. It bears an angel at each pole shown turning the world on its axis. At the time of the first edition it was a visual representation of Copernican theory predating his publication of the ‘De revolutionibus orbium coelestium’ by eleven years. Shirley describes the ‘richness of artistic decoration,’ attributing the map’s cartography to Sebastian Munster and its border decoration to hans Holbein. Provenance: bookplate of Earl of Crawford; Charles Traylen Catalogue 1975 item 139 (cutting inserted loose); private collection of Rodney Shirley. Adams G-1334: Sabin 34100; Shirley 67 (world map).
Stock number: 9408

SOLD

Send us your name and email address.
We'll add you to our subscriber list and alert you to new catalogues and similar news