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

SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

£95

SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

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SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

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LATIUM

£100

LATIUM

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£100

LATIUM

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L'ISLE DE FRANCE

£50

L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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£50

L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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BERRY

£30

BERRY

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£30

BERRY

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MORAVIAE

£165

MORAVIAE

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£165

MORAVIAE

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EEAST AFRICA by MERCATOR

£495

ABISSINORUM SIVE PRETIOSI IOANNIS IMPERIU

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£495

ABISSINORUM SIVE PRETIOSI IOANNIS IMPERIU

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POICTOU

£75

POICTOU

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£75

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(BORDEAUX)BOURDELOIS PAIS DE MEDOC

£85

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£85

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AQUATANIAE

£85

AQUATANIAE

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£85

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(TOURS)TOURAINE

£70

(TOURS)TOURAINE

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£70

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BOLONIA & GUINES

£60

BOLONIA & GUINES

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£60

BOLONIA & GUINES

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PORTUGAL PORTUGALLIA ET ALGARVE

£95

PORTUGAL PORTUGALLIA ET ALGARVE

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PORTUGAL PORTUGALLIA ET ALGARVE

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PARIS L'ISLE DE FRANCE

£75

PARIS L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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PARIS L'ISLE DE FRANCE

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SWITZERLAND HELVETIA

£95

SWITZERLAND HELVETIA

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SWITZERLAND HELVETIA

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BORDEAUX LANGUEDOC AQUITANIA

£335

BORDEAUX LANGUEDOC AQUITANIA

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£335

BORDEAUX LANGUEDOC AQUITANIA

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ANDALUCIA SEVILLE MALAGA MARBELLA ETC ANDALUZIAE NOVA DESCRIPT

£495

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

£145

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

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

AQUATANIAE DESCRIPTIO

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£110

AQUATANIAE DESCRIPTIO

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SAVOY SAVOIE SABAUDIA DUCATUS LA SAVOYE

£125

SAVOY SAVOIE SABAUDIA DUCATUS LA SAVOYE

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SAVOY SAVOIE SABAUDIA DUCATUS LA SAVOYE

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NORTH AFRICA BARBARIA

£185

NORTH AFRICA BARBARIA

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£185

NORTH AFRICA BARBARIA

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LAKE GENEVA CHOROGRAPHICA TABULA LACUS LEMANII

£295

LAKE GENEVA CHOROGRAPHICA TABULA LACUS LEMANII

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£295

LAKE GENEVA CHOROGRAPHICA TABULA LACUS LEMANII

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RUSSIA

£160

RUSSIA CUM CONFINIIS

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£160

RUSSIA CUM CONFINIIS

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DALMATIAN COAST  CROATIA BOSNIA.. BALKANS..

£275

SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

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£275

SCLAVONIA, CROATIA,BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE

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BRITISH ISLANDS    CHANNEL ISLANDS...

£295

ANGLESEY , WIGHT VECTIS OLIM , GARNESAY , JARSAY..

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£295

ANGLESEY , WIGHT VECTIS OLIM , GARNESAY , JARSAY..

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WEST COUNTRY

£125

CORNUB. DEVONIA ..

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£125

CORNUB. DEVONIA ..

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RARE SMALL MAP OF ROMAN EMPIRE HONDIUS DERIVED

£125

ROMANI IMPERII IMAGO

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£125

ROMANI IMPERII IMAGO

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MERCATOR HONDIUS MAP OF WALES

£135

CAMBRIA SIVE WALLIA

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£135

CAMBRIA SIVE WALLIA

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MERCATORS PTOLOMAIC MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES

£395

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

LYONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUJOLOIS

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£45

LYONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUJOLOIS

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MERCATOR CLOPPENBERG MAP OF LYON & BEAUJOLAIS REGION

£65

LIONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUIOLOIS

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LIONNOIS FOREST ET BEAUIOLOIS

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MERCATOR'S FOLIO MAP OF IRELAND  ORIGINAL COLOUR

£695

IRLANDIAE REGNUM

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£695

IRLANDIAE REGNUM

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BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF FULL ORIGINAL MERCATOR OF NORTHERN BALTIC

£495

LIVONIA

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LIVONIA

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SPAIN  MERCATOR HONDIUS  ATLAS MINOR 1610

£135

HISPANIA

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£135

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EAST AFRICA   MERCATOR ATLAS MINOR  1610

£95

ABISSINORUM REGNU

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£95

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MERCATOR HONDIUS MAP OF SCOTLAND FROM ATLAS MINOR

£225

SCOTIA

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£225

SCOTIA

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MERCATOR CLASSIC MAP OF THE HOLY LAND

£375

TERRA SANCTA QUE IN SACRIS TERRA PROMISSIONIS OL PALESTINA

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£375

TERRA SANCTA QUE IN SACRIS TERRA PROMISSIONIS OL PALESTINA

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MERCATOR'S MAP OF CRETE & GREEK ISLANDS

£385

CANDIA CUM INSULIS ALIQUOT CIRCA GRAECIAM

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£385

CANDIA CUM INSULIS ALIQUOT CIRCA GRAECIAM

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SOUTH AMERICA FROM MERCATOR HONDIUS  ATLAS MINOR

£250

AMERICAE MERIDIONALIS

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£250

AMERICAE MERIDIONALIS

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MERCATOR HONDIUS POLAR ARCTIC 1609

£450

ARCTIC POLUS ARCTICUS CUM VICINIS RE GIONIBUS

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£450

ARCTIC POLUS ARCTICUS CUM VICINIS RE GIONIBUS

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JAPAN FROM ATLAS MINOR    MERCATOR HONDIUS

£250

IAPAN I.

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£250

IAPAN I.

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MERCATOR HONDIUS IRELAND

£265

IRELAND IRLANDIA

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£265

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MERCATOR HONDIUS AFRICA

£185

AFRICAE DESCRIPTIO

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£185

AFRICAE DESCRIPTIO

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MERCATOR HONDIUS MAP OF EAST INDIES

£275

INSULAE INDIAE ORIENTALIS

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£275

INSULAE INDIAE ORIENTALIS

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ASIA  MERCATOR HONDIUS   ATLAS MINOR

£225

ASIA

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£225

ASIA

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MERCATOR MAP OF SCOTLAND

£495

SCOTIA REGNUM

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£495

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