First state of Gerard Mercator's map of Scotland. It holds the distinction of being the second printed map exclusively dedicated to Scotland in an atlas, with the first being Abraham Ortelius' Scotiae Tabula in 1573. However, Mercator's map essentially superseded all previous depictions of Scotland. According to Rodney Shirley, this was to remain the standard outline, apart from minor improvements by Speed, until a new map of Scotland by Robert Gordon was published in 1654.
Decorated with a large title cartouche at upper right. From the French edition of the Atlas Novus, printed in 1633.
|Publisher, Year||H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633|
|Plate Size||35.0 x 40.0 cm (13.8 x 15.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||47.7 x 56.7 cm (18.8 x 22.3 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 5800:1A.1|
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