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Mercator's map of Africa from the Atlas Minor

Mercator's map of Africa from the Atlas Minor
Mercator's map of Africa from the Atlas Minor

Mercator's map of Africa from the Atlas Minor

Condition: Small professional repair in upper right quadrant. A rare map of Africa by Gerhard Mercator published at the turn of the 17th Century in Hondius Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris. It is argued that Gerardus Mercator can confidently be called the greatest cartographer of the sixteenth century, he helped to establish Amsterdam as the leading centre of 16th Century cartography.

Mercators maps would have originally been published by his son, Rumold, in the Atlas, sive Cosmographical Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi. The item "Mercator's map of Africa from the Atlas Minor" is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "vetuscarta" and is located in Orleans, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Cartographer/Publisher: Gerard Mercator
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Year: 1607
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: Africa


Mercator's map of Africa from the Atlas Minor