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MERCATOR, G. - Transylvania / Per Gerardum Mercatorem.

MERCATOR, G. - Transylvania / Per Gerardum Mercatorem.
Transylvania / Per Gerardum Mercatorem. - MERCATOR, G.
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Title : Transylvania / Per Gerardum Mercatorem..
Map maker : MERCATOR, G..
Date : Druisburg and then Amsterdam, (1595) 1613.
Size : 13.2 x 16.9 inches. / 33.5 x 43.0 cm.
Colouring : Fine colouring.

Description :An early, well-prepared map by Gerard Mercator of the famed region of Transylvania in southeast Europe.
Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) was one of the most famous geographers of his time. He was renowned as a scholar in his day, and his name is known to this day as the inventor of the map projections named after him. His maps are known for their precise geographic information and for their attention to detail. All of his maps are finely engraving, mostly by Mercator or by one of his family members. He worked initially from Leuven, Flanders, but then from Duisberg in Germany.
The map was used for Mercator's Atlas Sive Cosmographicae... in 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.
This particular map appeared in the Latin edition of the Mercator Hondius Atlas of 1613. Latin text on the verso describes this area. This map last appeared in 1623 in a Latin edition of the atlas, after which it was replaced with other maps of the region by the Hondius and Janssonius publishing firm (van der Krogt, p. 698).
Condition : Generally Fine condition with some typical toning/spotting in margins.


ID: 92016

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