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Mercator World Map

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[World] MERCATOR, Rumold (1545-1599).
Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Mercatoris...
Engraved Map with original hand color.
Geneva, 1587.
17 1/4” x 22 1/2” sheet, 29” x 34” framed.
Comparable: Old World Auctions, 2015 - $4,025.
Attractive, early edition example of Rumold Mercator’s map of the world, first printed in Geneva in 1587. It is based on Gerard Mercator’s celebrated 1569 world map and was made while Gerard was still alive (1512- 1594). This is the only collectible world map with direct input from Gerard Mercator, the greatest geographer of his era. Both his 1538 and 1569 world maps are unobtainable rarities.
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Mercator World Map

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Apr 04, 2020
Starting Price $2,500
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0213: Mercator World Map

Sold for $4,000
7 Bids
Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $2,500
Arader Galleries April Auction
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 01:00 PM
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Lot 0213 Details

Description
...
*** START PRICE IS THE RESERVE ***
[World] MERCATOR, Rumold (1545-1599).
Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Mercatoris...
Engraved Map with original hand color.
Geneva, 1587.
17 1/4” x 22 1/2” sheet, 29” x 34” framed.
Comparable: Old World Auctions, 2015 - $4,025.
Attractive, early edition example of Rumold Mercator’s map of the world, first printed in Geneva in 1587. It is based on Gerard Mercator’s celebrated 1569 world map and was made while Gerard was still alive (1512- 1594). This is the only collectible world map with direct input from Gerard Mercator, the greatest geographer of his era. Both his 1538 and 1569 world maps are unobtainable rarities.

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