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lot 157

[Atlas]-ORTELIUS (Abraham). Epitome of world theatre, in which the true situation, nature, & ownership of the universal earth is represented by figures and characters.
Antwerp, Christophe Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1588.
In-12 oblong, vintage vellum.
First French edition including a figure in the text, and 94 engraved maps (one world map, four continental maps, 78 maps of Europe, 7 maps of Asia and 4 of Africa.
Good copy. Handwritten sources on the title page, small marginal wetness at the end of the volume, old ink stain on page 53.