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Description: Scarce edition of the Christopher Cellarius unique 1786 Atlas Geographiawith 27 folding maps. Overall condition of the Atlas is Good (see below) with the contents in VG to Fine condition. Beautiful example of this iconic Atlas complete.
Description: "CHRISTOPHORI CELLARII SMALCALDENSIS GEOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA - Recognita denuo & ad veterum novorumque scriptorium fidem, historicorum maxime identidem castigate & Quinta Editione plurimis locis aucta & immutata - Huic demum Sextae Editioni Tot CHARTAS ex majori auctoris Geographia antiqua quot ad minorem hanc illustrandam requirebantur, DUPLICEMQUE INDICEM QUORUM Priori vetera locorum nomina novis praeponuntur Posteriori nova veteribus, Addidit, totam recensuit & Scholarum usui accommodavit. SAMUEL PATRICK, L.L.D. EDITIO altera & castigatior.LONDINISumptibus J & T. POTE, E. BALLARD, C. BATHURST, J. F. & C. RIVINGTON, T. LONGMAN & G. GINGER M.DCC.LXXXVI" (1786) Bound in full leather with five raised bands to spine. Volume measures approx. 21.5cm x 13.5cm x 2cm. The front and rear boards are cracked to spine edges and have some movement. Chipped to top and bottom of spine and corners, with small loss. There are a couple of chips to leather. The first page is the title page and last leaf is the last leaf of text. Fixed endpapers are browned. The title page, and last leaf are browned to edges, and there is an ink mark to last leaf. Couple of leaves and a map are detached. One page has large corner chip, with loss. There are a couple of ink numbers/marks to rear of one of the maps, and the occasional ink mark and splash. Overall the majority of contents are in clean and tight condition. There are 27 folding maps with armillary Sphere. Atlas content index (see images)
Background: Geographica was one of the most popular geographical publications of the 17th and 18th centuries lasting into the 19th century. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Atlas size: - 8 1/2in x 5 1/2in (21.5cm x 13.5cm) Map size: - 9 1/2in x 8 1/2in (23cm x 21.5cm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm) Imperfections: Margins: - See above Plate area: - See above Verso: - See above