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Gerhard Merkator gebohr. Zu Rüremont d: 5. Merz 1512, gestorb. zu Cölln d: 2. Dec. 1595.

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Article ID DKF0615
Artist Westermayr
Title Gerhard Merkator gebohr. Zu Rüremont d: 5. Merz 1512, gestorb. zu Cölln d: 2. Dec. 1595.
Year ca. 1800
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
ConditionMounted
Coloringblack/white
TechniqueSteel engraving

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