Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
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Gerard Mercator’s edition of Ptolemy’s ‘Geography’ is highly acclaimed; he spent much of his life studying the work and even engraved the plates himself. The ‘Geographia’ is the earliest surviving geographical treatise. Much of Mercator’s efforts were spent projecting Ptolemy’s geography onto the projection which bears his name. Mercator (1512-94) is one of the world’s greatest cartographers and the ‘Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum’ was first published in 1578. This map of the British Isles is in the first state as issued in the third edition of 1605. Provenance: Doreen Green 1999. Koeman Me 3; Nordenskiold 229; Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 421; Shirley BI 123; Shirley BL T.Ptol-11a & 11f; Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 0901:1.2.
MERCATOR, Gerard – PTOLEMY, Claudius

Europae .I. Tab:

Amsterdam, 1578-[1605]
340 x 400 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 10519


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