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MERCATOR, G. - Waldeck Comitatus

MERCATOR, G. - Waldeck Comitatus
Waldeck Comitatus - MERCATOR, G.
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Title : Waldeck Comitatus.
Map maker : MERCATOR, G..
Date : Amsterdam, 1630.
Size : 6.3 x 7.9 inches. / 16.0 x 20.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Published in the first Cloppenburgh edition of Gerhard Mercator's 'Atlas Minor' in 1630. This is the first Cloppenburgh edition with new engraved maps in a larger format. Most of the maps were engraved by Pieter van den Keere.

Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines.
He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps.
Condition : in very good condition on hand-made, chain-linked paper. Small repaired worm hole in bottom margin. French text on verso.

ID: 94713

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