Copper engraving, 185 x 135mm. 7¼ x 5".
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 letterpress is a French-language biography. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts' 1682.
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