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MERCATOR, G. - Trier & Lutzenburg
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Trier & Lutzenburg - MERCATOR, G.
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Title : Trier & Lutzenburg.
Map maker : MERCATOR, G..
Date : Amsterdam, 1606.
Size : 18.5 x 22.5 inches. / 47.0 x 57.2 cm.
Colouring : Original color
Description :Map with great original color of areas surrounding the city of Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and Lutzenberg region in northern Switzerland from the Mercator-Hodius atlas.
For nearly sixty years, during the most important and exciting period in the story of modern mapmaking, Gerard Mercator was the supreme cartographer, his name, second only to Ptolemy, synonymous with forms of map projection still in use today. The geographer died in 1594 after publishing just a few parts of the atlas that he had spent decades preparing.
In 1604, after the death of Gerard's son Rumold, the plates for his maps were sold to the great Amsterdam cartographer, Jodocus Hondius, who brought out the first of the so-called "Mercator-Hondius" editions in 1606. Latin text is on verso.
Condition : Minor smudging and discoloration in margins
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