"Europa, ad Magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris P. Imitationem, Rumoldi Mercatoris F. Cura Edita, Seruato Tamen Initio Longitudinis ex Ratione Magnetis, quod Pater in Magna sua Universali Posuit", Mercator, Gerard
Period: 1600 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 15 inches
47 x 38.1 cm
A beautiful map in Mercator's strong engraving style with the seas filled with waves and the land dotted with tiny cities. All of Europe is depicted, as well as Americae Pars, Greenland, Iceland, a Polar landmass, along with the mythical islands of Frisland, Drogeo, and Bradain. A large strapwork title cartouche completes the sheet. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 1000:1A
Good impression and handsome original color. Evenly toned with scattered marginal foxing or toning, more at lower edges and some rough paper edges.