4to., (11 ½ x 8 5/8 inches). Half-title. Profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions of maps and plates, some folding (occasional light toning). Original publisher’s printed paper wrappers as issued (pale stain to front cover, backstrip somewhat tanned).
Provenance: With unobtrusive contemporary pencil notations throughout.
First edition. The 16th issue of the celebrated cartography journal founded by Leo Bagrow. A very nice copy, tight binding and very clean interior. Complete. Included in this issue are: “The Fra Mauro Portolan Chart in the Vatican” by Heinrich Winter; “The Ortelius Maps of New Spain, 1579, and related contemporary materials, 1560-1610” by H. F. Cline; and “Ignacio Moreira of Lisbon, Cartographer in Japan, 1590-1592” by J. F. Schutte. Founded in 1935, Imago Mundi is the only English-language scholarly periodical whose content exclusively deals with the history of cartography and early maps.