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MERCATOR, G. - ROMANDIOLA cum Parmensi Ducatu Per Gerardum Mercatorem.

MERCATOR, G. - ROMANDIOLA cum Parmensi Ducatu Per Gerardum Mercatorem.
ROMANDIOLA cum Parmensi Ducatu Per Gerardum Mercatorem. - MERCATOR, G.
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Title : ROMANDIOLA cum Parmensi Ducatu Per Gerardum Mercatorem. .
Map maker : MERCATOR, G..
Date : Duisburg and then Amsterdam, (1589-95) 1613.
Size : 14.2 x 17.3 inches. / 36.0 x 44.0 cm.
Colouring : Fine colouring.

Description :This is Mercator's map of the southeastern Lombardy region of Italy, with numerous cities and villages: Florence, Pisa, Parma to Mantua & Ferrara in the north, etc.

Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) was one of the most famous geographers of his time. His name is familiar to this day. Mercator was noted for his rigorous and methodical approach to the preparation of his maps. He, and his family members, were responsible for the research and development of the maps, and much of their engraving, printing, and publication.
In 1589, this map was first published. In 1595, the map was included in the famous Mercator Atlas Sive Cosmographicae... After the edition of 1595, one further edition of this atlas was published by the Mercator family in Duisberg in 1602 with this same map. In 1604, the copperplates for the atlas were sold to Jodocus Hondius and Cornelis Claesz. In 1606, Hondius introduced a completely revised edition of Mercator's atlas, Atlas sive Cosmographicae...... and used this map from the Mercator plates for inclusion in the atlas, or as it is often called, the Mercator-Hondius atlas. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was the founder of the famous 17th century Dutch map publishing family. Hondius, along with sons Jodocus II and Henricus and son-in-law Jan Janssonius, was prominent in Dutch cartography and his family competed aggressively with the emerging Blaeu family map business.

This map is from a Latin edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas of 1613.
Condition : Very good, with bottom centerfold separation.

ID: 91955

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