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First issue of Rumold Mercator’s map of Europe

Stock No. 24298 Category: Tag: Cartographer: MERCATOR, Rumold.

Europa, ad magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris P. imitationem, Rumoldi Mercatoris F. cura edita, servato tamen initio longitudinis ex ratione magnetis, quod Pater in magna sua universali posuit.
Duisberg, Heirs of Gerard Mercator, 1595 or 1602, Original colour. 390 x 480mm.

£2,500

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The rare first issue of an important map of Europe, still published by the Mercator family. The map was drawn by Rumold Mercator from the wall map of the world by his father Gerard Mercator. Although this map is using the most up-to-date cartography, it still depicts Novaya Zemlya as part of one of the four islands surrounding the North Pole, and the mythical islands of Friesland, Drogeo, St Brandain and Brasil.
It appeared in the 'Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura', published in 1595, the year after Gerard's death.

Additional information

Dimensions 480 × 390 mm
Cartographer

Date

1595

Extra Info

Europa, ad magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris P. imitationem, Rumoldi Mercatoris F. cura edita, servato tamen initio longitudinis ex ratione magnetis, quod Pater in magna sua universali posuit.

Publication

Duisberg, Heirs of Gerard Mercator, 1595 or 1602, Original colour. 390 x 480mm.

Condition

Paper lightly toned.

References

VAN DER KROGT: 1:011.