Emden & Oldenborch Comit.

Gerard Mercator (*1512 - 1594)
Coloured map of East Frisia, Ostfriesland, Oldenburg. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Early map of East Frisia, Emden and Oldenburg by G. Mercator. Showing the North Sea coast of Friesland between Dollart and the Jade Bay with Emden, Leer and the East Frisian islands of Borkum, Juist, Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge. Decorated with two cartouches. From the Mercator Hondius Atlas of 1633, French text on verso.


CartographerGerard Mercator
TitleEmden & Oldenborch Comit.
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size33.8 x 42.2 cm (13.3 x 16.6 inches)
Sheet Size47.7 x 56.7 cm (18.8 x 22.3 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2305:1


Very good example in attractive colors.


Gerard Mercator (Kremer) was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain. He drawn his first map in 1537 and became a cartographer and globe maker. In 1552 he moved to Duisburg, Germany where he published his famous 18-sheet world map in 1569 with his own new projection, today called Mercator projection. Later he decided to publish a new edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Followed by his major work, a 3 volume collection of maps to which the word Atlas was applied the first time. The first volume was published 1585, followed by the second in 1589 and the third one after his death in 1595 by his son Rumold. A second edition of all three parts was published 1602. 1604 Jodocus Hondius acquired the plates and published several edition together with his sons Jodocus II and Henricus until 1633. More editions followed until 1666 by Janssonius who was in partnership with Henricus. Some of the plated where also used by W.J. Blaeu in 1630.

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Coloured map of East Frisia, Ostfriesland, Oldenburg. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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