Mercator Gerard (1512)

Gerard MERCATOR

Originally a student of philosophy Gerard Mercator (1512-1594). He became an expert in land surveying and cartography, as well as a skilled engraver.His first maps were published in 1537 (Palestine), and 1538 (a map of the world), although his main occupation at this time was globe-making. He later moved to Duisburg, in Germany, where he produced his outstanding wall maps of Europe and of Britain. In 1569 he published his masterpiece, the twenty-one-sheet map of the world, constructed on what is now known as Mercator's projection.

It was during this period, while teaching cosmography at Duisburg, that Mercator realised the pressing need for a modern collection of maps to supersede the Ptolemaic atlases. This project was gradually expanded to be a complete description of the Universe, both heaven and earth, with other volumes on the Creation, Genealogy and History and a Chronology. The description of the earth was to be in two parts, a modern geography and a Ptolemaic atlas, a massive and over-ambitious project. In fact, only the Chronology and the Ptolemaic Geographia were completed in his lifetime, and it was left to his son, Rumold, to complete and publish the world atlas in 1595. Entitled Atlas, sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi, this was the first time the name "Atlas" was applied to a bound collection of maps, and, like Mercator's projection, has remained in everyday use to this day.

After Rumold's death in 1599, the plates for the atlas were published by Gerard Jr. Following his death in 1604, the printing stock was bought at auction by Jodocus Hondius, and re-issued well into the seventeenth century.

The Atlas Minor was reprinted,reengraved by many 16th century Dutch cartographers including Cloppenberg, Jansson etc.

Maps By Mercator Mercator

LATIUM

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LATIUM

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LATIUM

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L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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BERRY

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BERRY

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BERRY

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IUTRIA SEPTENTRIONALIS

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IUTRIA SEPTENTRIONALIS

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IUTRIA SEPTENTRIONALIS

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MORAVIAE

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MORAVIAE

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MORAVIAE

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EEAST AFRICA by MERCATOR

£495.00

ABISSINORUM SIVE PRETIOSI IOANNIS IMPERIU

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ABISSINORUM SIVE PRETIOSI IOANNIS IMPERIU

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POICTOU

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POICTOU

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POICTOU

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(BORDEAUX)BOURDELOIS PAIS DE MEDOC

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AQUATANIAE

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AQUATANIAE

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(TOURS)TOURAINE

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(TOURS)TOURAINE

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DAUPHINE

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DAUPHINE

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DAUPHINE

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BOLONIA & GUINES

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BOLONIA & GUINES

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BOLONIA & GUINES

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PORTUGAL PORTUGALLIA ET ALGARVE

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PORTUGAL PORTUGALLIA ET ALGARVE

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PORTUGAL PORTUGALLIA ET ALGARVE

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PARIS L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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PARIS L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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PARIS L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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SWITZERLAND HELVETIA

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SWITZERLAND HELVETIA

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SWITZERLAND HELVETIA

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BORDEAUX LANGUEDOC AQUITANIA

£335.00

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BORDEAUX LANGUEDOC AQUITANIA

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IRELAND IRLANDIA

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IRELAND IRLANDIA

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IRELAND IRLANDIA

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ANDALUCIA SEVILLE MALAGA MARBELLA ETC ANDALUZIAE NOVA DESCRIPT

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ANDALUCIA SEVILLE MALAGA MARBELLA ETC ANDALUZIAE NOVA DESCRIPT

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ANDALUCIA SEVILLE MALAGA MARBELLA ETC ANDALUZIAE NOVA DESCRIPT

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BRESCIA MILAN CREMA BRESCIA

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BRESCIA MILAN CREMA BRESCIA

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BRESCIA MILAN CREMA BRESCIA

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BAY OF BISCAY BORDEAUX BOURDELOIS, PAIS DE MEDOC ET LA PREVOSTE DE BORN

£125.00

BAY OF BISCAY BORDEAUX BOURDELOIS, PAIS DE MEDOC ET LA PREVOSTE DE BORN

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BAY OF BISCAY BORDEAUX BOURDELOIS, PAIS DE MEDOC ET LA PREVOSTE DE BORN

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AQUATANIAE DESCRIPTIO

£110.00

AQUATANIAE DESCRIPTIO

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AQUATANIAE DESCRIPTIO

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SAVOY SAVOIE SABAUDIA DUCATUS LA SAVOYE

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SAVOY SAVOIE SABAUDIA DUCATUS LA SAVOYE

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SAVOY SAVOIE SABAUDIA DUCATUS LA SAVOYE

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NORTH AFRICA BARBARIA

£185.00

NORTH AFRICA BARBARIA

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NORTH AFRICA BARBARIA

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LAKE GENEVA CHOROGRAPHICA TABULA LACUS LEMANII

£295.00

LAKE GENEVA CHOROGRAPHICA TABULA LACUS LEMANII

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LAKE GENEVA CHOROGRAPHICA TABULA LACUS LEMANII

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RUSSIA

£160.00

RUSSIA CUM CONFINIIS

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RUSSIA CUM CONFINIIS

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DENMARK

£275.00

DANIA REGNU

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DANIA REGNU

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DALMATIAN COAST  CROATIA BOSNIA.. BALKANS..

£275.00

SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

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SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

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BRITISH ISLANDS    CHANNEL ISLANDS...

£295.00

ANGLESEY , WIGHT VECTIS OLIM , GARNESAY , JARSAY..

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ANGLESEY , WIGHT VECTIS OLIM , GARNESAY , JARSAY..

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WEST COUNTRY

£125.00

CORNUB. DEVONIA ..

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CORNUB. DEVONIA ..

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NORTH WEST ENGLAND ISLE OF MAN

£100.00

WESTMORLAND CASTRIA, CESTRIA

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WESTMORLAND CASTRIA, CESTRIA

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INDIA MALAYSIA  CHINA EAST INDIES

£245.00

INDIA ORIENTALIS

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INDIA ORIENTALIS

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MERCATOR'S MAP OF SCANDINAVIA

£450.00

SCANDINAVIA SUECIA ET NORVEGIA CUM CONFINYS

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SCANDINAVIA SUECIA ET NORVEGIA CUM CONFINYS

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RARE SMALL MAP OF ROMAN EMPIRE HONDIUS DERIVED

£125.00

ROMANI IMPERII IMAGO

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ROMANI IMPERII IMAGO

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MERCATORS PTOLOMAIC MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES

£395.00

BRITISH ISLES TAB 1 EUROPAE CONTINENS ALBION BRITANNIAM ET HINERNIAM

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BRITISH ISLES TAB 1 EUROPAE CONTINENS ALBION BRITANNIAM ET HINERNIAM

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MERCATOR MAP OF LYON REGION

£45.00

LYONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUJOLOIS

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LYONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUJOLOIS

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MERCATOR'S MAP OF THE WEST COUNTRY  ENGLAND & WALES

£195.00

CORNUBIA DEVONIA SOMERSETUS DORCESTRIA...

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CORNUBIA DEVONIA SOMERSETUS DORCESTRIA...

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MERCATOR CLOPPENBERG MAP OF LYON & BEAUJOLAIS REGION

£65.00

LIONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUIOLOIS

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LIONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUIOLOIS

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