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Gerard MERCATOR (Kremer) (1512 - 1594)
EUROPAE I TAB
Carta tolemaica della Gran Bretagna, edita per la prima volta nel 1578 nell'edizione della Geographia di Tolomeo curata da Gerard Mercator:'Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum'. Questo esemplare proviene dal Theatrum Geographia Veteris di Petrus Bertius edita a Leida nel 1619, che combina il Tolomeo di Mercator, le 8 tavole del Moretus per rappresentare la Tabula Peutingeriana e 14 mappe storiche delle regioni d'Europa derivate dal Parergon di Ortelius. Incisione su rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ptolemaic map of British Isles . Showing landmarks, major cities and towns, rivers and parks. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, a sea monster and a fishing scene in the North Sea. Originally issued in Mercator's 1578 edition of 'Geographia', this particular example was featured in Petrus Bertius' 'Theatrum Geographiae Veteris', issued in Leyden 1619. The work includes 28 maps of Ptolemy, engraved by Gerhard Mercator; 8 engravings of the Peutinger Roman World Map; finally, in the third part there are 14 historical maps of Europe with accompanying text, 12 of them borrowed from the Parergon maps of Ortelius, a Low Countries map of Kaerius, and an Italy map of Cluverius, both based on Ortelius. Copper engraving, in very good condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Italy]
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