Antique Maps by Gerard Mercator (*1512 - 1594)

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.
  • 1584 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Europ: IIII Tab:

    G. Kempen, Cologne, 1584

    Early engraved map of Germany by G. Mercator after Ptolemy. This map comes from the Cologne edition of the Geographia of Ptolemy from 1584. Latin text on verso.

    Europ: IIII Tab:
    11852

    Old coloured map of Germany. Printed in Cologne by G. Kempen in 1584.

    650,00 €
  • 1595 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Irlandiae Regnum

    Amsterdam, 1595 (1628)

    Hand coloured map of Ireland by G. Mercator. Oriented to the West. Decorative title cartouche. French text on verso.

    Irlandiae Regnum
    11446

    Original antique map of Irland. Printed in Amsterdam in 1628.

    920,00 €
  • 1607 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Iutia Septentrionalis

    J. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1607-08

    Antique Map of Jutland (Jylland) in Denmark by Gerard Mercator. Shows Midtjylland (Central Jutland) between the North Sea and Kattegat with Thisted, Aalborg, Randers, Aarhus, Horsens, Grenaa and...

    Iutia Septentrionalis
    11861

    Coloured map of Jutland (Jylland). Printed in Amsterdam by J. Hondius in 1607.

    350,00 €
  • 1607 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania

    Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1607-08

    Old coloured map of the Eastern Balkans by Jodocus Hondius. Shows the Wallachia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, in the south Macedonia, in the east the west coast of the Black Sea. First published...

    Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania
    12478

    Old coloured map of the Eastern Balkans with Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Printed in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius in 1607.

    490,00 €
  • 1628 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  [Argow]

    Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam, 1628

    Original old coloured detailed engraved map of Argau / Switzerland by G. Mercator. Covering the area around the Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich and Lake Thun. From a French edition of Mercator-Hondius...

    [Argow]
    10847

    Old coloured map of Argau. Printed in Amsterdam by Gerard Mercator in 1628.

    250,00 €
  • 1628 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Westphalia cum Dioecesi Bremensi

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1628

    Old coloured antique map of Lower Saxony by Gerard Mercator. Shows East Friesland with Bremen and Oldenburg. In the north to Holstein and the Elbe. Top left a title cartouche. From the 1628 French...

    Westphalia cum Dioecesi Bremensi
    11843

    Old coloured map of Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1628.

    450,00 €
  • 1630 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Alsatia Superior cu Suntgoia & Brisgoia

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Nice coloured map of the Alsace from G. Mercator by H. Hondius. Covering the area of the Black Forest and Breisgau with the River Rhine between Strasbourg and Basel. From the Mercator-Hondius Atlas...

    Alsatia Superior cu Suntgoia & Brisgoia
    10490

    Coloured map of the Black Forest, Breisgau, Alsace. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.

    220,00 €
  • 1585 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Germania

    Rumold Mercator, Duisburg, 1585 or 1595

    Early and rare old coloured map of Germany by Gerard Mercator. From the first edition of his famous Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura published in...

    Germania
    11902

    Old coloured map of Germany. Printed in Duisburg by Rumold Mercator in 1585 or 1595.

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  • 1589 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Graecia

    Gerard Mercator, Duisburg, 1589

    True first edition of Mercator's map of Greece with beautiful old colour.Early and important map of Greece with stunning original colour. This is the real first edition published in 1589...

    Graecia
    11497

    Old coloured map of Asia Minor, Aegean, Peloponnese. Printed in Duisburg by Gerard Mercator in 1589.

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  • 1589 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Italia

    Gerard Mercator, Duisburg, 1589

    True first edition of Mercator's map of Italy with beautiful old colour.Early and important engraved map of Italy with Sardinia and Corsica. This is the real first edition, published in 1589...

    Italia
    11498

    Old coloured map of Italy. Printed in Duisburg by Gerard Mercator in 1589.

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  • 1590 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Morea olim Peloponnesus

    1590

    Coloured engraving showing Greek peninsula Peloponnes (Pelopónnisos) former Morea. From a french edition.

    Morea olim Peloponnesus
    10032

    Coloured map of the Peloponnese. Printed in the year 1590.

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  • 1595 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Alsatia inferior

    G. Mercator, Amsterdam, circa 1595

    Nice coloured map of the Alsace from G. Mercator. Covering the area around Strasbourg.

    Alsatia inferior
    10501

    Coloured map of Strasbourg, Alsace. Printed in Amsterdam by G. Mercator circa 1595.

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  • 1595 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Sardina

    G. Mercator, Basle, 1595

    First edition of Mercator's map of Sardinia, published 1595. The later editions have a different title and cartouche.

    Sardina
    11440

    Old coloured map of Sardinia. Printed in Basle by G. Mercator in 1595.

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  • 1595 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Morea olim Peloponnesus

    Amsterdam, 1595 (1630)

    Beautiful original old coloured engraved map of the Peloponnes (Pelopónnisos) formerly Morea by G. Mercator. From the 1630 Latin edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas.

    Morea olim Peloponnesus
    11450

    Old coloured map of the Peloponnese. Printed in Amsterdam in 1630.

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  • 1595 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Helvetia cum Finitimis Regionibus Confoederatis

    Rumold Mercator, Duisburg, 1595

    Early map of Switzerland by Gerard Mercator. From the first edition of his famous Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura published in Duisburg in 1595 by his...

    Helvetia cum Finitimis Regionibus Confoederatis
    11499

    Old coloured map of Switzerland. Printed in Duisburg by Rumold Mercator in 1595.

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  • 1595 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Fionia

    G. Mercator, Duisburg, 1595-1602

    Old coloured antique map of the eastern part of South Denmark by Gerard Mercator. With Funen (Fyn) and the offshore islands Langeland and Ærø. Below a title cartouche. From the early Latin edition...

    Fionia
    11860

    Old coloured map of Fyn. Printed in Duisburg by G. Mercator in 1595.

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  • 1606 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Auctore Iac. G. Genevensi

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1606

    Beautiful old coloured map of the Lake Geneva after J. Goulart from the first Latin edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. Rare edition with the five portraits of Calvin, Farellus, Viretus, Beza...

    Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Auctore...
    10657

    Antique map of the Lake Geneva. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1606.

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  • 1606 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  India Orientalis

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1606

    Beautiful coloured map of India, the Malay Peninsula, China and the Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia and parts of Sumatra with Borneo from a French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. With two...

    India Orientalis
    10687

    Coloured map of the Philippines, Thailand, China, India. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1606.

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  • 1610 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Burgundia superior sive liber comitatus

    Amsterdam, circa 1610

    Beautiful coloured engraved map the Burgundy (Bourgogne) with parts of Switzerland and France by G. Mercator. Showing the Lake Geneva or Lake Léman and the Lake Neuchâtel. From a Latin edition of...

    Burgundia superior sive liber comitatus
    10586

    Coloured map of the Burgundy. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1610.

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  • 1613 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Asia ex Magna Orbis Terre Descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris Desumpta, Studio et Industria G.M....

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1613

    Beautiful original old coloured Mercator map of Asia. This map first appeared in the famous Mercator "Atlas Sive Cosmographicae" of 1595, later published until 1633 in Mercator Hondius Atlases....

    Asia ex Magna Orbis Terre Descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris Desumpta,...
    10322

    Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1613.

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  • 1613 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Tavrica Chersonesvs Nostra aetate Przecopsca et Gazara dicitur

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1613

    Beautiful original old coloured Mercator map of The Ukraine with Crimean peninsula, including the northern part of the Black Sea and up to Smolensk in the North. This map comes from an English...

    Tavrica Chersonesvs Nostra aetate Przecopsca et Gazara dicitur
    10324

    Old coloured map of the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1613.

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  • 1613 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Daniae Regnu

    J. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1613-19

    Old coloured antique map of Denmark by Gerard Mercator. Shows Denmark with Holstein and Mecklenburg with Rügen in the south and south Sweden in the north. Top right a title cartouche, in the North...

    Daniae Regnu
    11863

    Old coloured map of Denmark. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Hondius in 1613.

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  • 1613 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio

    Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1613

    The First Separate Printed Map of the North Pole and the Arctic Regions.The first printed map devoted exclusively to the Arctic. First published after Gerard Mercator's death (1594) by his...

    Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio
    12431

    Antique map of the North Pole and the Arctic. Printed in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius in 1613.

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  • 1619 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden,...

    Amsterdam, 1619

    Original coloured map of south west England and south Wales of Gerard Mercator. From a latin edition of the Mercator Hondius Atlases.

    Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria...
    10160

    Old coloured map of South Wales, South West England. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1619.

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