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Myritius, John Opusculum geographicum rarum. With title vignette, numerous, partly leaf-sized wood engraving in text. (among them 5 with movable elements) and one folded. Map. Ingolstadt, W. Eder, 1590. 2 sheets, 130 (instead of 136) p., 1 sheet fol. Pgt. d. Currently from parts of a missal manuscript from the 15th century (waterstained and worm-eaten, spine somewhat damaged, without the 4 binding bands, inner joints cracked, book block partly detached from binding). VD 16, M 7470. - Brown I, 323f. - Brown, European Americana 590/48. - Muller 1026. - Nordenskiöld 90 and plate 49. - Sabin 51650. - Shirley 175 and ill. 142. - STC 641. - Stalla 1076. - Not at Adams, Church and Houzeau / L. - Arkway 45.23. - Portraits of the World, 7, pp. 10f. - Extremely rare geographical work with numerous woodcuts, volutes, and the world map. - "Strangely enough, the German geographer Myritius in his highly simplified geographic image does not follow the newer knowledge documented in numerous maps about the separation of Asia and America as well as the division of North America by the Northwest Passage" (America. The early picture of the New World. Exhibition of the BSB Munich. 1992, no. 102 with ill.). - Without all dedication sheets (= A2 & A3 with the dedication letters and a full-page heraldic woodcut, pp. 131-136 with the portrait and another full-page heraldic woodcut, the penultimate sheet with colophon and printer's mark and the last white sheet), but the text is complete with all movable parts and the folding map. The folded plate (to B3) with the Volvelle parts is cut out and mounted here. Slightly browned and foxed in places, slightly water-sanded and at the beginning somewhat worm-eaten, otherwise in good condition. With title vignette, numerous text woodcut (among them 5 with movable devices) and one folded map. - Exceedingly rare geographical work with numerous woodcuts, volvelles and the world map. - "The author was a

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