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MERCATOR / HONDIUS - Das Wiflispur Gergov.
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Das Wiflispur Gergov. - MERCATOR / HONDIUS
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Title : Das Wiflispur Gergov..
Map maker : MERCATOR / HONDIUS.
Date : Amsterdam, 1633.
Size : 14.2 x 18.7 inches. / 36.0 x 47.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured
Description :This fine copperplate map of Switzerland features the region north east of Geneva. It is decorated by a fancy belted title cartouche and a ship. It is from "Atlas, das ist, Abbildungder Gantzen Welt".
Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) was the prime cartographer during the most important period in the history of map-making. Mercator, second only to Ptolemy, is synonymous with the form of map projection still in use in modern cartography. Mercator was the first to apply projection to navigational charts so that compass bearings could be plotted on charts in straight lines.
Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was one of the famous Dutch “Golden Age” cartographers. He initially helped his father and brother to expand their family business of map making. Later in 1621, he opened his own business firm in the city of Amsterdam. His father Jodocus Hondius Sr. was himself an ace cartographer. Jodocus was instrumental in resolving one of the major problems faced by the cartographers of the earlier age. He devised the method of reproducing spherical objects on the two dimensional and continuous rectangular surface. Henricus Hondius modified the existing maps made by his family to publish the Mercator- Hondius Atlas.
Condition : The map is in good condition on heavy paper. The map has stubborn wrinkles but could be flattened by backing the entire map. French text on verso.
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