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Old, antique world map, by Rumold Mercator.

Item number:24899
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Gerardi Mercatoris . . . Rumoldus Mercator fieri curabat A° M.D.LXXXVII - Mercator G. - Hondius H., 1623.

Old world map, by Rumold Mercator.


Date of the first edition: 1587
Date of this map: 1623

Copper engraving
Size: 29 x 52.5cm (11.3 x 20.5 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Contemporary old coloured, old reinforcement in lower margin (outside the image), else excellent..
Condition Rating: A
References: Shirley (World), 157; Van der Krogt 1, 0001:1A, Karrow, 56/17.10; Clancy, p.68 Map 5.11.

From: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura. Denuo auctus Editio Quinta. H. Hondius. 1623. (Van der Krogt 1, 105)

Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold. It first appeared in Isaac Casaubon's edition of Strabo's Geographia published in Geneva in 1587 with columns of text beneath the map. Later Rumold's map was incorporated into editions of Mercator's long-lived and influential Atlas from 1595 onwards.

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