First and only edition of the first cartobibliography
By PAULLI, Simon , 1670

Orbis terraqueus in tabulis geographicis et hydrographicis descriptus

  • Author: PAULLI, Simon
  • Publication place: Strassburg
  • Publisher: in Officina Libraria Editoris
  • Publication date: 1670.
  • Physical description: Octavo. Title-page printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, contents leaf printed in red and black; contemporary vellum backed, marbled paper boards, the title in manuscript on the front cover.
  • Dimensions: 175 by 100mm. (7 by 4 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 15071


Paulli’s is the first cartobibliography, and he has touchingly dedicated his work to Blaeu, Jansson and Visscher. The book includes descriptions of maps of the world, continents, and the countries of Europe by these cartographers, as well as Ptolemy, Ortelius, Goos, van Loon, Sanson, and others; from geographies, pilots and maritime atlases.

From page 113, Paulli lists nearly sixty maps of the Americas, beginning with Ortelius; and one map of the Antarctic, by Jansson.


  1. Sabin 59224

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