Original Fine Mercator Map of Africa AFRICA EX MAGNA ORBIS TERRE 1595
Mercator Original, Copper Engraved Map of from 1595. Fine detailed map of the AFRICAN CONTINENT, featuring a decorative title cartouche and distance scale. From the Mercator Atlas "SIV COSMOGRAPHICAE MEDITIONES DE FABRICA MUNDI". (18 1/2" X 15" plus margin). In fair condition, re-margined on all sides and stubborn wrinkles and centerfold have been flattened out. He was renowned for creating the 1569 world map. Based on a new projection. Which represented sailing courses of constant bearing rhumb lines. As straight linesan innovation that is still employed in nautical charts. Mercator was one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography. And is widely considered as the most notable representative of the school in its golden age. In his own day he was the world's most famous geographer. This fine map is suitable for framing and would be an excellent, cherished gift or an important addition to your collection. The map that is being offered is entitled. " AFRICA EX MAGNA ORBIS TERRE ". If the print is not as stated and you want to return it, you have 14 days to do so. SANDTIQUE'S mission is to offer its prints and maps at the "Best Value" on the Internet. If you find an exact print at a lower price, please send us the link and we will match the price. This is for fixed price, identical, single prints from the same publication & year and in equal condition. The item "Original Fine Mercator Map of Africa AFRICA EX MAGNA ORBIS TERRE 1595" is in sale since Thursday, August 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "sandtiqueprints" and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Origin: Holland
- Map View: AFRICAN CONTINENT
- Cartographer/Publisher: MERCATOR
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Hand-Colored: Yes
- Size: 18 1/2" X 15"
- Format: Folding Map
- Type: County Map
- Year: 1595
- Date Range: 1500-1599