Gerardus Mercator Mathematicus.
Woodcut, printed area 60 x 45mm, 2¼ x 1¾", set in letterpress text.
Portrait of the famous mapmaker Gerard Mercator (1512-94), whose calculation of 'Mercator's Projection', the flattened map of the spherical Earth, earned him cartographic fame. The short Latin-text biography printed next to the portrait is dated 1560, and mentions Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, who made Mercator Court Cosmographer in 1564.
Not in Welcome.
[Ref: 13904] £160.00