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Maps by Gerard Mercator

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Originally a student of philosophy Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) came under the influence of Gemma Frisius, the founder of the Belgian school of Geography, and became interested in mathematics - both in the theory and the practical application. With these skills he soon 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.
 

World Maps   Europe Maps   Africa Maps   Asia Maps   America Maps   British Isles Maps   English County Maps B-K   Title Pages  

World Maps

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio
Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio

By G. Mercator / R. Mercator of Geneva, 1587, copperplate, uncoloured, 290 by 520mm (11.5 by 20.5 inches). mm

Ref: 43081

Price: £ 6000

Europe Maps

Corsica / Sardinia
Corsica / Sardinia

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1607 - c. 1620, copperplate, coloured, 135 by 185mm (5.25 by 7.25 inches). mm

Ref: 42854

Price: £ 160

Hannonia Namurcum Comitatus
Hannonia Namurcum Comitatus

By G. Mercator of Amsterdam, 1585-1623, copperplate, original outline colour, 350 by 470mm (13.75 by 18.5 inches). mm

Ref: 23914

Price: £ 220

Siciliae Regnum
Siciliae Regnum

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1607, copperplate, original colour, 345 by 480mm (13.5 by 19 inches). mm

Ref: 41516

Price: £ 650

Livonia
Livonia

By G.Mercator / H.Hondius of Amsterdam, 1595-1627-30, copperplate, original o/l colour, 360 x 470 mm

Ref: 37816

Price: £ 500

Saltzburg Archiepiscopatus Cum Ducatus Carinthiae
Saltzburg Archiepiscopatus Cum Ducatus Carinthiae

By G. Mercator of Amsterdam / London, 1585 - 1636, copperplate, original colour, 345 by 480mm (13.5 by 19 inches). mm

Ref: 43154

Price: £ 280

Tab. II. Asiae Sarmatiam Asiaticam Repraesentans ...
Tab. II. Asiae Sarmatiam Asiaticam Repraesentans ...

By Cl.Ptolemy / G.Mercator of Amsterdam, 1578-1704, Copperplate, coloured, 355 x 455 mm

Ref: 9070

Price: £ 350

Moscovia
Moscovia

By G. Mercator/ J. Hondius of Amsterdam - London, 1607-1637, copperplate, coloured, 125 by 175mm (5 by 7 inches). mm

Ref: 42536

Price: £ 160

Africa Maps

Afr: II Tab:
Afr: II Tab:

By Cl. Ptolemy / G. Mercator of Amsterdam, 1578-c.1700, copperplate, coloured, 335 by 460mm (13.25 by 18 inches). mm

Ref: 22495

Price: £ 200

Abissinorum Regnu
Abissinorum Regnu

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1607- 1635, copperplate, coloured

Ref: 42773

Price: £ 240

Asia Maps

Asiae VI Tab:
Asiae VI Tab:

By Cl. Ptolemy / G. Mercator of Amsterdam, 1578-1618, copperplate, coloured, 345 by 490mm (13.5 by 19.25 inches). mm

Ref: 38295

Price: £ 2250

Insulae Indiae Orientalis
Insulae Indiae Orientalis

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1607, copperplate, uncoloured, 150 by 200mm (6 by 7.75 inches). mm

Ref: 40952

Price: £ 420

Les Isles Molucques / Insulae Indiae Orientalis
Les Isles Molucques / Insulae Indiae Orientalis

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1630 -, copperplate, coloured, 160 by 200mm (6.25 by 7.75 inches). mm

Ref: 40961

Price: £ 360

Die Indianische Insulen  Insulae Indiae Orientalis
Die Indianische Insulen Insulae Indiae Orientalis

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1630 -, copperplate, coloured, 160 by 210mm (6.25 by 8.25 inches). mm

Ref: 40963

Price: £ 340

America Maps

Virginia & Florida  Nova Virginiae Tabula
Virginia & Florida Nova Virginiae Tabula

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1630 -, copperplate, coloured, 150 by 200mm (6 by 7.75 inches). mm

Ref: 40962

Price: £ 450

Virginia Et Florida
Virginia Et Florida

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1607 -1637, Copperplate, coloured, 155 by 185mm (6 by 7.25 inches). mm

Ref: 42318

Price: £ 600

British Isles Maps

Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia, Notinghamia ...
Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia, Notinghamia ...

By G. Mercator of Amsterdam, 1595-1623, copperplate, original colour, 360 by 425mm (14.25 by 16.75 inches). mm

Ref: 23398

Price: £ 480

Cornubia, Devonia / Warwicum, Northhamtonia
Cornubia, Devonia / Warwicum, Northhamtonia

By G. Mercator of Antwerp, 1595-1611, copperplate, original colour, 365 by 470mm (14.25 by 18.5 inches). mm

Ref: 37937

Price: £ 1800

Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestia ...
Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestia ...

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius / J. Cloppenburg of Amsterdam, 1630 - 1673, copperplate, coloured, 200 by 260mm (7.75 by 10.25 inches). mm

Ref: 41467

Price: £ 260

Anglesey, Ins. / Wight Ol.Vectis / Ins. Garnsey / Ins. Jarsey
Anglesey, Ins. / Wight Ol.Vectis / Ins. Garnsey / Ins. Jarsey

By G. Mercator / J. Hondius of Amsterdam, 1607-, copperplate, coloured, 130 by 170mm (5 by 6.75 inches). mm

Ref: 30198

Price: £ 180

English County Maps B-K

Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia ...
Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia ...

By G.Mercator / H.Hondius of Amsterdam, 1636-1644, copperplate, original colour, 365 x 465 mm

Ref: 27599

Price: £ 450

Title Pages

[Title-Page] Germaniae Tabule Geographicae ...
[Title-Page] Germaniae Tabule Geographicae ...

By G.Mercator of Amsterdam, 1585-c.1610, copperplate, original colour, 230 x 160 mm

Ref: 23018

Price: £ 260

[Title-Page] Italiae Sclavoniae, Et Graeciae ...
[Title-Page] Italiae Sclavoniae, Et Graeciae ...

By G.Mercator of Amsterdam, 1589-c.1610, copperplate, original colour, 285 x 170 mm

Ref: 23019

Price: £ 280

[Title-Page] Italiae, Sclavoniae, Et Graeciae Tabule Geographice
[Title-Page] Italiae, Sclavoniae, Et Graeciae Tabule Geographice

By G.Mercator of Amsterdam, 1589-1623, copperplate, original colour, 290 x 190 mm

Ref: 23936

Price: £ 260

[Title-Page] Germaniae Tabule Geographicae ...
[Title-Page] Germaniae Tabule Geographicae ...

By G.Mercator of Amsterdam, 1585-1623, Copperplate, original colour, 225 x 165 mm

Ref: 35628

Price: £ 260

[Title-Page] Belgii Inferioris ...
[Title-Page] Belgii Inferioris ...

By G.Mercator of Amsterdam, 1585-1623, Copperplate, original colour, 225 x 165 mm

Ref: 35629

Price: £ 260