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South West England and South Wales, Gerard Mercator, circa 1606-1633

South West England and Soth wales by Gerard Mercator17th Century map of England and Wales by Mercator
Antique map of the England and Wales - Mercator
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South West England and South Wales, Gerard Mercator, circa 1606-1633

Very decorative map with Latin inscriptions,' CORNVBIA, DEVONIA,DORCESTRIA, WILTONIA, GLOCESTRIA, MONVMETHA, GLAMORGAN, CERMARDEN, PENBROK, CARDIGAN, RADNOR, BREKNOKE, HEREFORDIA & WILGORNIA.'

Condition: Good, bold imprint, folding copy, later hand colouring

Title: South West England and South Wales
Medium: Hand coloured copperplate engraving. Image Size: 365 x 460mm,10.5 x 18 " approx.
Order No. 2055 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 400 x 490mm, 16 x 19 " approx.
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Biography:
Gerardus Mercator (born 5 March 1512 in Rupelmonde in the Hapsburg County of Flanders, Holy Roman Empire, died 2nd December 1594 in Duisburg, was a cartographer. He is remembered for the Mercator projection world map, which is named after him. This proved very useful to many later navigators who could (using his map) sail across the entire ocean on approximately straight paths (called rhumb lines). He died in Duisburg.

Mercator published corrected and updated versions of Ptolemy's maps in 1578 as the first part of his 'atlas'. His 'atlas' continued with a further series of maps of France, Germany and the Netherlands in 1585. Although the project was never completed Mercator did publish a further series in 1589 including maps to the Balkans (then called Sclavonia) and Greece.
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17th century map of England and Wales after Mercator.

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