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Gerard Mercator

Flemish, German, 1512-1594

Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) was one of the most famous cartographers of the 16th century and, in fact, of all time. Mercator was known for his strict adherence to scientific methods of the day. He was responsible for advancing the technology of map making. For example his method of representing land masses in a cylindrical projection with north up and south down, first described in 1569, became the standard map projection for navigation. It is still referred to as The Mercator projection.

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Creator: Gerard Mercator
Northern Scotland: A 17th Century Hand-colored Map by Mercator
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
A framed hand-colored 17th century map of Northern Scotland by Gerard Mercator entitled "Scotiae pars Septentrionalis", published in Amsterdam in 1636. It is a highly detailed map of...
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1630s Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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17th Century Hand-Colored Map of Valencia and Murcia, Spain by Mercator/Hondius
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
A 17th century hand-colored map entitled "Regni Valentiae Typus, Valentia and Murcia" by Gerard Mercator and Joducus Hondius, published in Amsterdam in 1635 in 'Cosmographicall Descr...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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Antique Map of the Southern Lorraine Region by Mercator, c.1625
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Lotharingiae Ducatus'. Old map of the southern portion of the Lorraine region, France. Lorraine is a cultural and historical region in north-eastern France, now l...
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17th Century Antique Gerard Mercator

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Paper

Florida and Virginia: A 17th Century Hand-colored Map by Hondius after Mercator
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
This hand-colored early 17th century copper-plate map entitled "Virginia et Florida" was originally created as a larger map by Gerard Mercator and published by Jodocus Hondius in 'At...
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Early 17th Century Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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Northern Scotland: A 16th Century Hand-colored Map by Mercator
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
A framed hand-colored 16th century map of Northern Scotland by Gerard Mercator entitled "Scotiae pars Septentrionalis", published in Amsterdam in 1636. It is a highly detailed map of...
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16th Century Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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Paper

17th Century Hand-Colored Map of Southeastern England by Mercator and Hondius
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
A 17th century copperplate hand-colored map entitled "The Sixt Table of England" by Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, published in Amsterdam in 1635 in 'Cosmographicall Descriptio...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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Paper

Southeastern Ireland: A 17th Century Hand Colored Map by Mercator and Hondius
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
A 17th century copperplate hand-colored map entitled "The Second Table of Ireland, Udrone" by Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, published in Amsterdam in 1635 in 'Cosmographicall ...
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Mid-17th Century Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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Antique Map of the Peloponnesos peninsula by Mercator, circa 1620
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Morea olim Peloponnesus'. A beautiful and decorative map of the Peloponnesos peninsula in southern Greece. This region was called Morea well into the 19th century...
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Antique Map of the Area Around Venice by H. Hondius, circa 1606
By Gerard Mercator, Jodocus Hondius
Located in Langweer, NL
Attractive and early map of the area around Venice, Italy. With South-Tirol in the North, areas of Krain (Slovenia), Croatia, Ferrara, Modena and Piacenza. In the east with areas aro...
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17th Century Hand-Colored Map of West Africa by Mercator/Hondius
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17th Century Hand-Colored Map of Bordeaux Region of France by Mercator/Hondius
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"Africa Vetus": a 17th Century Hand-Colored Map by Sanson
By Nicolas Sanson
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Hand Colored 17th Century Visscher Map "Hollandiae" Southern Holland
By Nicolaes Visscher II
Located in Alamo, CA
A hand colored 17th century map of the southern portions of Holland by Nicolaus (Nicolas) Visscher II entitled "Hollandiae pars Meridionalis, vulgo Zuyd-Holland", published in Amster...
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"Africae Accurata", a Hand-Colored 17th Century Map of Africa by Visscher
By Nicolaes Visscher II
Located in Alamo, CA
An 18th century hand-colored map of Africa entitled "Africae Accurata Tabula ex officina" by Nicolaes Visscher, published in Amsterdam in 1680. This beautiful, colorful and detailed ...
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"Graeciae Antiquae", a 17th Century Hand Colored Map of Greece by Sanson
By Nicolas Sanson
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Prussia, Poland, N. Germany, Etc: A Hand-colored 17th Century Map by Janssonius
By Johannes Janssonius
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North & South America: A 17th Century Hand-colored Map by Jansson & Goos
By Johannes Janssonius
Located in Alamo, CA
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Florida and Virginia: A 17th Century Hand-colored Map by Hondius after Mercator
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Alamo, CA
This hand-colored early 17th century copper-plate map entitled "Virginia et Florida" was originally created as a larger map by Gerard Mercator and published by Jodocus Hondius in 'At...
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Early 17th Century Dutch Antique Gerard Mercator

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Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Scotia Regnum'. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Scotland. Published by G. Mercator, one of the most famous cartographers of all time.
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Early 17th Century Antique Gerard Mercator

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  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
H 16.15 in. W 21.07 in. D 0.02 in.

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Florida and Virginia: A 17th Century Hand-colored Map by Hondius after Mercator
By Gerard Mercator
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This hand-colored early 17th century copper-plate map entitled "Virginia et Florida" was originally created as a larger map by Gerard Mercator and published by Jodocus Hondius in 'At...
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Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
By Gerard Mercator
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Scotia Regnum'. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Scotland. Published by G. Mercator, one of the most famous cartographers of all time.
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  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
  • Antique Map of Scotland by Mercator, circa 1605
H 16.15 in. W 21.07 in. D 0.02 in.

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