Publisher: Utrecht: Johannes Waesberg, 1643.
Edition: First edition of this anthology.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 29819; Gibson (Francis Bacon) 213.
Condition: The engraved title has been repaired and skillfully laid down, but with some loss of the image near the margin at the gutter; one of the folding maps has been skillfully laid down; the gutters are a little tight from the rebacking; edges of the front free endpaper slightly chipped; very good copy.
Book ID: 20005
DescriptionSmall 12mo, early calf (modern rebacking), red morocco label, gilt lettering. Engraved title, five folding maps and one plate.
Comments¶ A collection of three influential imaginary voyages and works of utopian fiction, here first collected together: Mundus Alter et Idem by Joseph Hall (in its third edition - first published in 1605); Civitas Solis, Ida Republic Philosophic by Thomas Campanella (in its second edition - first published in 1623); and Nova Atlantis by Francis Bacon (in its second edition - first published in 1638). Hall’s work is the earliest utopia set in Australia, and Campanella's City of the Sun and Bacon's New Atlantis were two of the most reprinted (often together with More's Utopia and Harrington's Oceana) of all the 17th century works on the ideal republic. ¶ Bookplate of Robert Carl and Marion Oak Sticht on the front paste-down; bookplate of Rodney Davidson on the front free endpaper.