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Records: 1 to 9 of 9
  WORLD 
 World Maps 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [The most decorative Ptolemaic world map]
Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemæum. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius Jnr, 1618. . 350 x 490mm with good margins.Old colour.
A map of the world according to Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria, showing the world as known to the ancients, with the semi-mythical island of Taprobana but no America or Cape of Good Hope. However Mercator has dropped the land-locked Indian Ocean shown on earlier Ptolemaic maps. The map was engraved by Mercator himself for his 1578 edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography'; however this example comes from an edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Theatrum geographiae veteris'. The flamboyance of the strapwork-and-windhead borders makes this map the most decorative of the Ptolemaic world maps. SHIRLEY: World 139, plate 118, 'His general Ptolemaic map is one of the finest available... elegantly engraved'.
[Ref: 19572]    £4,500.00 ($5,720 • €5,054 rates)


  ASIA 
 Persia 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Ptolemaic Persia]
Tab. V. Asiæ, Repræsentansd Mediam, Hyrcaniam, Assyriam, Susianam, ac Persidem. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 350 x 455mm.
First published 1578, this map comes from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 8508]    £200.00 ($254 • €225 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [The classic early 17th century Mercator map of the British Isles]
Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1613, Latin edition. Original colour. 335 x 415mm.
A map of the British Isles with a highly decorative strapwork title cartouche, with Mercator's engraved signature lower left. It was first published in 1595; this example from the Latin text edition of 1613 KOEMAN: ME 22; SHIRLEY: British Isles 180.
[Ref: 11196]    £950.00 ($1,207 • €1,067 rates)


 England 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Early 17th century map of south-west England]
Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caemarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson & Henricus Hondius, 1633. German text edition. Original colour. 360 x 425mm. Tiny repair in map area, a good impression, very attractive colours.
South west England and southern Wales engraved by Mercator himself.
[Ref: 12653]    £460.00 ($585 • €517 rates)


 British Islands 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [17th Century Depiction of the "British Islands"]
Anglesey; Wight Vectis olim; Garnsay; Iarsay. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1628, French text edition. original colour. 330 x 425mm. Very fine example.
Four maps on one sheet: Anglesey, the Isle of Wight; Guernsey (and Sark); and Jersey. KOEMAN: Me 28a
[Ref: 11031]    £300.00 ($381 • €337 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Baltic States 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Latvia in fine original colour]
Livonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1613. Fine original colour. 365 x 470mm. Greens darkened as usual.
Latvia and part of Estonia engraved by Mercator himself with the title in a fine strapwork cartouche. It was published in the second edition of his complete three-volume atlas, the same year as the first edition, both published posthumously in 1595. Issues published before the acquisition of the plates by Jodocus Hondius are rare, especially in such fine hand colour. KOEMAN: Me 23a.
[Ref: 13056]    £620.00 ($788 • €696 rates)


MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Latvia]
Livonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1619. Original colour. 365 x 470mm.
Latvia and part of Estonia engraved by Mercator himself with the title in a fine strapwork cartouche. KOEMAN: Me 26a.
[Ref: 14030]    £620.00 ($788 • €696 rates)


 Italy 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [A Ptolemaic map of Italy]
Tab. VI. Europae Totam Italiam ob Oculos Ponens. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 345 x 470mm.
A Ptolemaic map of Italy, drawn by Mercator for his edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 17073]    £900.00 ($1,144 • €1,011 rates)


 Central Italy 

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Mercator's map of Tuscany]
Tuscia. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius Jnr, 1619, French edition. Original colour. 345 x 475mm. Paper lightly toned.
Gerard Mercator's own map of Tuscany in fine colour. Issued in an early edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas Sive Cosmographia. Drawn from contemporary Italian sources, this map is one of the most up to date modern maps of Tuscany printed in the early 17th Century
[Ref: 19030]    £550.00 ($699 • €618 rates)


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