Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Mercator, a Dutch cartographer and geographer, was the most famous geographer of the 16th century, and is still celebrated for the Mercator Projection map type, and for his 1595 Atlas of Europe, published in the year of his death, which basically invented the atlas. Note that this copy does have condition issues – the blue and green inks used in the coloration seem to have oxidized and created some brown adjacent spotting. There are also two moisture spots on the back of the map that have impacted the front side of the map – in the center, and center-right near the edge – see photos. Also staining in the margin area in spots around the whole of the map. Rare in any condition, though, and still nice visual appeal, with good color and nice accents including the sea monster above the cartouche, the ships in the English Channel, and the southern tip of England at the top. Dimensions are 20″ X 17″. The item “Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s” is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “catamountcurios” and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region: France
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Gerardus Mercator
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Year: 1620
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s

Mercator, a Dutch cartographer and geographer, was the most famous geographer of the 16th century, and is still celebrated for the Mercator Projection map type, and for his 1595 Atlas of Europe, published in the year of his death, which basically invented the atlas. Note that this copy does have condition issues – the blue and green inks used in the coloration seem to have oxidized and created some brown adjacent spotting. There are also two moisture spots on the back of the map that have impacted the front side of the map – in the center, and center-right near the edge – see photos. Also staining in the margin area in spots around the whole of the map. Rare in any condition, though, and still nice visual appeal, with good color and nice accents including the sea monster above the cartouche, the ships in the English Channel, and the southern tip of England at the top. Dimensions are 20″ X 17″. The item “Britannia & Normandia Rare Antique Gerardus Mercator Map France Circa 1620s” is in sale since Saturday, May 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “catamountcurios” and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region: France
  • Features: Antique
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Gerardus Mercator
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Year: 1620
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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