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Atlas. MUELLER, Johann Ulrich. Geographia Totius Orbis Compendiaria. Ulm, Georg Wilhelm Kuhnen, 1692

8vo, 159 x 90mm; contemporary brown leather, gold ornaments on the spine with 5 ribs, sprinkled edges. 4 parts in one volume: ff. [8], LIII, XVI, XVI, XVIII; 87, [1] pp. Illustration: double,page additional title engraved by G.C. Bodenehr, 103 miniature engraved maps, all but one with letterpress beneath (the world map (double,page) without letterpress. The series consists of a world map without a rectangular border, almost twice the size of all the others and folded in (plate I); fifty,two maps relating to Europe (plates II,LIII); sixteen to Asia (plates I,XVI); sixteen to Africa (plates I,XVI); two about Artic and Antartic (plates I,II); sixteen to America (plates III,XVIII). A total of 103 geographical maps. Fine copy.

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Exceedingly rare first edition. Important portable Atlas that depicts all parts of the world known at the time: each map is accompanied by a short e letterpress explanatory text, in Latin. The work ends with a detailed toponymic Index. The plate n. VII of the section dedicated to America, which depicts California as a large island. The mountain ranges are indicated and there are different toponyms, "Apaches", the California Red Sea "Mare Vermejo", "Florida", "Nova Mexico," Canada ". The splendid allegorical Frontispiece is engraved by Gabriel Bodenehr, cartographer of the famous Augsburg dynasty of engravers, who probably also owe the unsigned geographical maps. 

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Rare Atlas with 103 maps. MUELLER. Geographia Totius...

Estimate €6,500 - €8,500Feb 14, 2019