British Isles/ History of Cartography. An early edition of Mercator's map of the British Isles, from the 1584 edition of his Tabulae Geographicae, the first atlas published by Mercator. Shirley notes that the Tabulae Geographicae was the earliest part of Merctor's life long plan to describe the whole of the ancient. And modern world both geographically and historically.The ancient map of the British Isles has been finely drawn and engraved by Mercator himself. On the verso is an explanation of how the map has been converted from Ptolemy's projection to that used by Mercator. First issued in 1578, this later edition is identifiable by the page number B on the verso. The map rarely appears on the market in such fine old colour. Copper engraved with old hand colour, good margins.
Centre fold as issued, Latin text to verso. Approx engraved area: 17 x 14 inches. Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V, but in.Spite of his favour with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran protestants and charged. With heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his. Move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments. Mercator's sons and grandsons, were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to his atlas.
Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. The map plates were bought in 1604 by. Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the. Map market for the following twenty to thirty years.MORE GENUINE ANTIQUE MAPS & PRINTS. From RARE MAPS AND PRINTS. The item "Original MERCATOR / PTOLEMY Rare Map of British Isles Europae. Tab c1584" is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019.
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