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Gerard Mercator the Younger


One year after Gerard Mercator’s death his son Rumold published his major work, the first book of maps to bear the title « atlas ». This map of Africa, a copper engraving by his grand-son Gerard II, is partly based on classical sources and includes elements of the geography of practically all his predecessors. It is a later French edition – see the narrative on the verso of the map in the next image.

Place of production

Germany > Duisburg


Map size: 38 cm x 47 cm/ Paper size: 45,7 cm x 55,7 cm

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