[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 89mm (5½ x 3½").
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) the Flemish cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. His world map of 1569, 'Mercator's Projection', the flattened map of the spherical Earth, earned him cartographic fame. He was the first to the word 'Atlas' for a collection of maps. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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