[London, Michael Sparke & Samuel Cartwright, 1635.]
Engraved map, 140 x 200mm, 5½ x 8", set in a page of letterpress.
A map of Thuringia in Germany. Originally engraved in 1607 by Jodocus Hondius for his "Atlas Minor", the printing plate of this map was sold to a London publisher when a new, up-to-date map was engraved. It was first used to illustrate Samuel Purchas's "Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes" in 1625, then Sparke & Cartwright's "Historia Mundi or Mercator's Atlas", as this example.
[Ref: 18121] £120.00