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Author: Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594.
Title: Historia mundi, or Mercators atlas containing his cosmographicall descriptions of the fabricke and figure of the world / lately rectified in diuers places, as also beutified and enlarged with new mappes and tables by the studious industrie of Iodocus Hondy ; Englished by W.S. ...
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Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594., Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612., Saltonstall, Wye, fl. 1630-1640.

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Contents
THE MEANING OF THE FRONTISPIECE.
engraved title page
title page
TO THE TRVELY NOBLE, and no lesse worthily honoured Sir H. Marten Knight, Iudge of his Majesties high Court of the Admiralty of England, and Iudge of the Pre∣rogative Court of Canterbury.
Ad Mercatoris dignissimum & doctissimum Moecenatem.
TO THE GENTRIE OF GREAT BRITTAINE.
The Preface to the cour∣teous Reader.
encomia
TO The vertuous and learned Gentle∣men of Innes of Court, Mercator dedicateth his Atlas or Cos∣mographicall Medi∣tations.
Reverendae, & Eruditae Matris Acade∣miae Oxoniae in Albo Mercatoris Famae Inscriptio.
Aeque Eruditae &, Alma Matris Cantabrigiae, .
In Praise of Mercators Workes:
To the worthy Translator.
In due commendation of the Author, with an Allusion of Atlas his suppor∣tation of the World. 1. An Acrosticke on Mercators Atlas.
De Mercatoris Atlante in Anglorum sermone edito.
Ad Anglum Lectorem.
On this Translation, an HEXASTICHON.
poem
To his learned (though unknowne) friend the Author of this Translation.
Verses in Commendation of this description of the terrestriall Globe, by G. W.
Concerning the use of these Tables.
How to finde out the distance of degrees or Miles betweene two Citties, or any other Places.
A Table of the Cosmographicall Descriptions, Mappes, and Tables contained in Marcators Atlas. The first figures directing to the Descriptions, The second to the Mappes.
THE BOOKE OF THE CREATION AND FA∣BRICKE OF THE WORLD.
prolegomena
The first Chapter. The scope of all Cosmographie.
The Prolegomena of the Fabricke of the World; The second Chapter.
The Prolegomena of the Fabricke of the World: The third Chapter.
CHAP. I. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Wisedome of the Creatour.
CHAP. II. Of the Fabricke of the World, Of the beginning of the Creation, and of the matter created. The first Day beginneth.
CHAP. III. Of the Fabricke of the World. To what end this Chaos was created, and of the foundation, and forme thereof.
CHAP. IV. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the nature and forme of the Chaos, or primary matter.
CHAP. V. Of the Fabricke of the World. Touching the false and true understanding of the Idea's.
CHAP. VI. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the time of the beginning of the Creation. The first Day.
CHAP. VII. Of the Fabricke of the World. The Workes of the First Day.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Heaven. The second Day beginneth.
CHAP. IX. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the supercelestiall waters, and the Creation of Angels.
CHAP. X. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Congregating of the elementary waters: and preparation of the Earth for generation. The third Day beginneth.
CHAP. XI. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the fourefold degree and order of things created.
CHAP. XII. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Creation of Hearbes, Trees, and of the spirituall substance.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Tree of Life.
CHAP. XIIII. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Creation of the Lights. The fourth Day beginneth.
CHAP. XV. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Creation of Fish and Foule. The fifth Day beginneth.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Creation of terrestiall living Creatures. The sixth Day beginneth.
CHAP. XVII. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the Creation of Man, and the first and principall end of the Creation.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the fall of Adam.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Fabricke of the World. Of the second and subordinate purpose of the Creator in Creating Man.
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An Introduction To Vniversall Geographie, as well moderne, as ancient.
CHAP. I. What Geographie, the Globe, or the round earth is.
CHAP. II. Of the parts of the Globe or of the Sphere, and of its Circles.
CHAP. III. Of the foure great Circles.
CHAP. IV. Of the foure little Circles.
CHAP. V. Of the Zones.
CHAP. VI. Of the Parallels, and Climats.
CHAP. VII. Of the division of the earth into three hundred and sixtie degrees, with the Longitude and Latitude thereof.
CHAP. VIII. Of the foure quarters of the World, and of the Winds.
CHAP. IX. Of Dimensions, or measuring of places.
The Preface upon ATLAS.
The Race of ATLAS.
THE TYPE OF THE GLOBE OF THE EARTH.
overview
OF THE WORLD.
EVROPE.
AFRICKE.
ASIA.
AMERICA.
THE NORHTH-POLE: AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE COVNTRIES SITVATE ROUND ABOUT IT.
country descriptions
ISELAND.
THE ILES OF BRITTAINE. ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND: WITH THE ILANDS LYING ROƲND ABOƲT THEM.
THE KINGDOME OF IRELAND.
THE SECOND TABLE OF IRELAND. IN WHICH ARE VLTONIA, CONNACIA, MEDIA, AND PART OF LAGENIA. VLTONIA.
THE THIRD TABLE OF IRELAND. IN WHICH ARE MOMONJA, AND THE REMAINDER OF LAGENIA AND CONNACH.
MEDIA.
THE FOVRTH TABLE OF IRELAND.
LAGENIA.
THE FIFT TABLE. OF IRELAND. CONTAINING THE BARONIE OF Vdrone, part of the Queenes Countrie, and the Lord Forto∣nesy, in the middle of Vdrone lyeth the Citie Laglyn, otherwise Leighlin, adorned with a Bishops Seat. MOMONIA.
THE KINGDOME OF SCOTLAND.
THE SECOND TABLE OF SCOTLAND.
THE THIRD TABLE OF SCOTLAND.
ENGLANG.
THE SECOND TABLE OF ENGLAND. CONTAINING, The Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and the Bishoprick of Durham.
THE THIRD TABLE OF ENGLAND. CONTAING THESE FOLLOWING Shires, Westmorland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Caernarvan∣shire, Denbigh-shire, Flint-shire, Merionedh-shire, Montgomerie-shire, and Shropshire, with the Islands of Mann, and Anglesey.
THE FOVRTH TABLE OF ENGLAND. IN WHICH ARE THESE SHIRES, CORNE∣wall, Devon-shire, Sommerset-shire, Dorcet-shire, VVilt-shire Glocester-shire, Monmouth-shire, Glamorgan-shire, Caermarden-shire, Penbrock-shire, Brecnock-shire, and Hereford-shire.
THE FIFTH TABLE OF ENGLAND. Containing these Shires, Yorkeshire, Lincoln∣shire, Darbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutlandshire, and Northfolke.
THE SIXT TABLE OF ENGLAND. IN WHICH ARE THESE Shires, Warwick-shire, Northampton-shire, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Suffolke, Oxford-shire, Buckingam, Bedford, Hartford, Essex, Bark-shire, Middlesex, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and Sussex.
THE SEVENTH TABLE OF ENGLAND. CONTAINETH THESE FOVRE ILANDS which belong to England, Anglesey, Wight, Ger∣sey, and Garnsey.
NORWEY, AND SVVETH-LAND. The first and second Kingdome of the North part of the World.
THE STATE POLITICK OF THE KINGDOME OF DENMARKE.
The Politicall government.
Here followes the names of the speciall Families of the No∣bility, in the Kingdome of DENMARKE.
THE KINGDOME OF DENMARKE. BEING THE THIRD KING∣DOME OF THE NORTH.
THE SECOND TABLE OF DENMARKE. WHICH CONTEINETH PART OF THE NORTHERNE IVTIA.
THE THIRD TABLE OF DENMARKE. Jn which are part of the Dukedome of SLESWICH and HOLSATIA.
The Dukedome of HOLSATIA.
THE FOVRTH TABLE OF DENMARKE. CONTAINING FIONIA WITH THE ISLANDS LYING ROUND ABOUT IT.
BORVSSIA, OR PRVSSIA.
LIVONIA OR LIEFLAND.
RUSSIA, OR MOSCOVIA.
THE DVKEDOME OF LITHVANIA, Samogitia, Blacke-Russia, and Volhinia.
TRANSYLVANIA, OR SIEBENBVRGEN.
TAVRICA CHERSONESVS.
THE DESCRIPTION OF SPAINE.
PORTVGALL AND ALGARBIA.
GALLICIA, LEON, AND ASTVRIA DE OVIEDO.
BISCAY, GVIPVSCOA, NAVARRE, and Asturia de Santillana.
THE OLD AND NEW CASTILE.
ANDALVZIA.
VALENTIA AND MVRCIA.
ARAGON AND CATALONIA.
CATALONIA MORE PARTICV∣LARLY DESCRIBED.
part France
THE DESCRIPTION OF FRANCE. To the studious and curteous READER.
An Admonition concerning the use of the Tables following.
index
FRANCE.
BRITANY, NORMANDIE, and BELSIA.
LEMOVICIVM
SANTONIA: OR LE PAIS DE XAINGTONGE. THE ECCLESIASTICALL STATE.
AQVITANIA.
The Kingdome of Arelatum.
PROVINCIA, OR PROVENCE.
PICARDIE AND CAMPANIA.
Campania.
FRANCE.
PICARDIE. THE ECCLESIASTICALL STATE.
CAMPANIA, THE STATE ECCLESIASTICK▪
THE COVNTRY OF BELLOV ACƲM. COMMONLY CALLED BEAƲVAIS, OR BEAƲVOISIN. The State Ecclesiastick.
THE COVNTIE OF BOVLONGNE.
ANIOV THE DVKEDOME OF ANDEGAVIA.
The Dukedome of ANIOU.
THE DVKEDOME OF BITVRICVM.
THE DVKEDOME OF BVRBON.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ARCHBI∣SHOPRICK AND COVNTY OF BƲRDEGALIA.
THE COVNTY OF PERTICA.
THE DVKEDOME OF TVRONE.
THE COVNTY OF PICTAVIA.
CADVRCIVM, LE PAYS DE QVERCI.
BRESSIA, OF THSEGƲSIANS.
THE PROVINCE AND CITIE OF LIONS.
LANGVEDOC A PART OF AQƲITAINE.
THE DELPHINATE OF FRANCE.
THE DVKEDOME OF LOTHARINGIA.
THE DVKEDOME OF LOTARINGIA.
THE DVKEDOM OF BVRGVNDIE.
THE COVNTIE OF BVRGVNDIE.
THE DVKEDOME OF SABAVDIA.
HELVETIA VVITH THE NEIGH∣BOVRING CONFEDERATE COVNTRIES.
ZVRICHGOVV, AND THE PROVINC OF BASIL.
VVIFLISPVR∣GERGOVV.
THE CHORO∣GRAPHICALL DE∣scription of the Lake Lemann, and the adjacent places.
ARGOW.
THE RHETIANS novv called the GRISONES.
A DESCRIPTION of the Low COVNTRIES.
THE COVNTIE OF FLANDERS.
THE EASTERNE part of FLANDERS.
THE DVKEDOME OF BRABANT.
THE COVNTIE OF HOLLAND.
THE COVNTIE OF ZELAND.
THE DVKEDOME OF GELDERLAND, Containing the Countie of ZVTPHANIA, and the Lordship of TRANSISILANIA.
THE COVNTIE OF ZVTPHANIA.
THE BISHOPRICK O VLTRAIECTVM
THE CITTIE AND PROVINCE OF MACHLIN.
THE LORDSHIP OF GRONINGA.
THE LORDSHIP OF TRANS-ISSELANIA.
THE COVNTIE OF ARTESIA.
THE COVNTIE OF HANNONIA, unto which is joyned the Countie of NAMVRCIVM.
THE COVNTIE OF NAMVRCIVM.
THE DVKEDOME OF LVTZENBVRG.
THE DVKEDOME OF LIMBVRG, with the Appendances thereunto.
part Germany
A PROFITABLE instruction concerning the Ta∣bles of GERMANIE.
The Emperour is the head of the Empire.
The first member therefore of the Empire is the seaven Electors.
The second member is the Princes and Nobles.
The third member of the Em∣pire is of the free Citties.
The Emperiall Chamber.
A Catalogue of the Tables in Germanie.
GERMANIE.
WEST-FRIESLAND.
THE COVNTIE OF EMBDANVM AND OLDENBVRG.
The Countie of Oldenburg.
THE FIRST TABLE OF WESTPHALIA.
THE BISHOPRICK OF BREMES.
THE SECOND TABLE OF WESTPHALIA.
THE BISHOPRICK OF MVNSTER.
THE THIRD TABLE OF WESTPHALIA
THE ARCHBISHOPRICK OF COLEN by RHENE.
THE OVRTH TABLE OF WESTPHALIA.
THE DIOECESE OF LEDEN.
THE COVNTIE OF MVERS, with the adjacent Countries.
THE COVNTIE OF WALDECK.
THE PALATINATE OF RHENE.
THE DVKEDOME OF VVIRTEMBERG.
THE LOWER ALSATIA.
THE LANTGRAVIATE of the higher ALSATIA, vvith SVNTGOVIA and GRISGOIA.
THE LOWER SAXONIE.
THE DVKEDOME OF BRVNSWICK.
HASSIA or the Landgraviate of HESSEN.
THE COVNTIE OF NASSAW, or NASSAVIA.
THVRINGIA, or the Landgraviate of DVRINGEN.
THE DVKEDOME OF FRANCONIA.
THE DVKEDOME OF BAVARIA. The second Circle of the Empire.
THE PALATINATE of the Lower BAVARIA.
THE DVKEDOME of the higher SAXONIE, with MISNA and LVSATIA.
Misnia.
Lusatia.
THE MARQVISHIP and Electorship of BRANDENBVRG.
THE DVKEDOME OF POMERANIA.
RVGIA.
THE KINGDOME AND ELECTORSHIP OF BOHEMIA.
THE MARQVISHIP OF MORAVIA.
THE ARCHDVKEDOME OF AVSTRIA.
THE BISHOPRICKE OF SALTZBVRG.
The Dukedome of CARINTHIA.
THE KINGDOME OF POLAND.
SILESIA.
POLAND.
THE KINGDOME OF HVNGARY.
ITALIE.
ITALIE.
THE FIRST TABLE OF LOMBARDY.
VALESIA.
THE SECOND TABLE OF LOMBARDY. IN VVHICH THESE COVN∣tries are especially described, the Country of Tirolis, and Marca Tarvisina.
Marca Tarvisina.
THE THIRD TABLE OF LOMBARDY. IN VVHICH ARE DESCRIBED Pedemontana, the Marquiship of Montisferrat, and the Dukedome of GENOA.
The Marquiship of MONTIS-FERRAT.
The Dukedome of GENOA.
THE DVKEDOME OF GENOA.
THE FOVRTH TABLE OF LOMBARDY. IN VVHICH ARE THESE Countries Romandiola, the Dukedomes of Par∣ma and Feraria, and the Marquiship of Mantua.
The Dukedome of PARMA.
The Dukedome of MANTUA.
THE COVNTY OF BRESSIA, AND THE DVKEDOME OF MEDIOLANƲM.
The Dukedome of MEDIOLANUM.
THE DVKEDOME OF MILLAN.
THE PRINCIPALITIES OF VERONA, VICENTIA, AND PATAVIƲM.
The Territory of VICENTIA.
The Territory of PATAVIUM.
FRIVLI, and ISTRIA, KARSTIA, CARNIOLA, AND the Marquiship of the VVindorians, and the County of CILIA.
ISTRIA.
CARNIOLA.
THE BISHOPRICKE OF TVSCIA
THE MARQVISHIP OF ANCONITANA, AND the Dukedome of SPOLETO.
The Dukedome of SPOLETO.
CAMPAGNA DI ROMA, HERETOFORE CALLED LATIƲM.
ABRVZZO, AND TERRA DI LAVORO, A PART of the Kingdome of NAPLES.
Terra di Lavoro.
PVGLIA PIANA, TERRA DI BARRI, TERRA DI Otranto, Calabria, and Basilicata.
THE ILANDS CORSICA AND SARDINIA.
SARDINIA.
THE KINGDOME OF SICILIE.
STIRIA, COMMONLY CALLED STIRMARCK, which was made a Dukedome by FREDERICK BARBAROSSA.
SCLAVONIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA, VVITH PART of DALMATIA.
CROATIA.
BOSNIA.
DALMATIA.
VVALACHIA, SERVIA BVLGARIA, ROMANIA.
SERVIA.
BVLGARIA.
ROMANIA.
GREECE, VVHICH CONTAINETH THESE CHIEFE COVNTRIES, ALBANIA, MACEDON, EPIRE, ACHAIA, and MOREA.
MACEDON, EPIRE, AND ACHAIA, VVITH which ALBANIA is described.
EPIRVS.
ACHAIA.
MOREA, HEERETOFORE CALLED PELOPONNESƲS.
CANDIA VVHICH POPE BONIFACE of MONTIS-FERRAT, sold unto the VENETIANS.
BARBARY, IN VVHICH ARE THE KINGDOMES OF TƲNIS AND AEGYPT.
AEGYPT.
THE KINGDOMES OF MAROCCO & FESSE.
THE KINGDOMES OF THE ABISSINES AND CONGƲS.