Details

Title
Double Hemisphere World Map, 1587 (coloured engraving)

Artist
Gerardus Mercator (1512-94)

Nationality
Flemish

Dimensions
80(cm) x 60(cm)

Material Width(cm) Height(cm) Price(€)
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€75

About the Artist

Gerardus Mercator (1512-94)

Gerardus Mercator (born 5 March 1512 in Rupelmonde, County of Flanders (in modern Belgium), died 2 December 1594 in Duisburg, United Duchies of J├╝lich-Cleves-Berg, (modern-day Germany) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps.