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Anglesey. / Garnesay / Wight Vectis Olim / Iarsay

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Anglesey. / Garnesay / Wight Vectis Olim / Iarsay : G. Mercator

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An attractive map with considerable detail of the four British islands of Anglesey, Isle of Wight, Guernsey and Jersey printed on the same plate - these are important maps being the first individual depictions of each island. The engraving is signed by Gerhardt Mercator, one of the most influential mapmakers of any period and appeared in a French text edition of "Atlas Sive Cosmographicae ..." the first application of the word 'atlas' to describe a bound collection of maps and published in 1595.
mapmaker: G. Mercator  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1595-1619
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 320 by 430mm (12.5 by 17 inches).
ref: 29749
literature: Koeman / Van Der Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici,[5700:1A].

Price: £ 350

 
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