Africa. Ex magna orbis terre discriptionne Gerardis Mercatoris desumpta – Mercator II, Gerard


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This map was taken by Mercator II from the eighteen-sheet world map in Atlas: sive, Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura, first published in 1569 by his grandfather, Gerard Mercator. Editions in many languages were published between 1585 and 1642. This is the 1609 editon with French text to the verso. The cartouche is circular, surrounded by decorative scrolls and surmountedby two satyrs. The beautiful calligraphy is a special feature of Mercator maps. (Maps of Africa: Oscar Norwich).

Date Published: 1609

Condition: Very good

Dimensions: 38.5 x 48cm

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Weight 1400 g