Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Gerhard Merkator gebohr. Zu Rüremont d: 5. Merz 1512, gestorb. zu Cölln d: 2. Dec. 1595.
|Title||Gerhard Merkator gebohr. Zu Rüremont d: 5. Merz 1512, gestorb. zu Cölln d: 2. Dec. 1595.|
|Description||Portrait of Gerardus Mercator (1512 born in Rupelmonde, County of Flanders, died 1594 in Duisburg) 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.|
|Dimensions (cm)||19 x 18|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )