Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Geographia Antiqua: Being a Complete Set of Maps of Antient Geography

London: Printed for F. C. & J. Rivington; G. and W. B. Whittaker; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. New edition. Hardcover. Quarto. (2) 33 copper plates. Original three quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering on dark brown leather label of spine, protected by modern mylar. Subtitle: "Designed for the use of schools, and of gentlemen who make the antient writers their delight or study." The thirty-three beautifully engraved maps by Dutch-German cartographer and cosmographer Andreas Cellarius, best known for his 1660 star atlas "Harmonia Macrocosmica." Cellarius, born in Neuhausen, South of Frankfurt, and educated in Heidelberg, was a Protestant who left Heidelberg at the onset of the Thirty-Year-War. He married and moved to Amsterdam, the The Hague and finally Hoorn with his family. where he was the rector for the Latin School. The minor planet 12618 was named after him. A table of content lists thirty-three maps included in this volume. Text in Latin. Map 10, Greece and Crete, is detached, cut out along double border, framed with bright blue marker not affecting map, and laid in loosely. A map of Sussex (8 1/4 x 13") by M. A. Lower is laid in as well. This with borders of districts marked in color. Binding with some wear along edges, medium chips and scuffing of leather and boards. Upper front foredge corner with leather removed altogether. Small numbered label glued to upper front cover near spine. Partially starting at inside front cover. Some light foxing on some maps with inked descriptors in some margins describing maps. Binding in overall fair, interior in good condition. Fair to good condition. Item #48707

Price: $250.00

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