( Mercator's Atlas)
Containing his Cosmographicall Description of the Fabricke and Figure of the World. with new Mappes and Tables; By the studious industry of Iodocus Hondy. Englished by W.[ye] S.[altonstall].
MERCATOR, Gerard (1512-1594) & Jodocus HONDIUS (1563-1611)
(HISTORIA MUNDI: or Mercator's Atlas. Containing his Cosmographical Description of the Fabricke and Figure of the World. Lately rectified in divers places, as also beautified and enlarged with new Mappes and Tables; by the studious industry of Iudocus Hondy. Englished by W.S…. London: T. Cotes, for Michael Sparke and Samuel Cartwright, 1635. Folio, , 930 (=922), (32) pages, with an engraved general title, and 180 engraved maps in the text. Modern calf antique, text with occasional staining, a few tiny wormholes not in text, good margins, overall an acceptable copy.
First edition in English. The colophon states that there is a no map of Virginia, implying that there is an up-dated one. However there is a map of Virginia (and Florida). It also states that a map of Egypt is to be pasted in, and indeed is present.
A standard copy of a standard text; the translation was by Wye Saltonstall.