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.
  • 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
    1613 - Gerard Mercator
    10324

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

  • 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
    1613 - Gerard Mercator
    11863

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

  • 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
    1613 - Gerard Mercator
    12431

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

  • 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...
    1619 - Gerard Mercator
    10160

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

  • Gerard Mercator:  Alsatia superior

    J. Jansson, Amsterdam, 1628

    Nice coloured map of the Alsace from Mercator-Hondius "Atlas Minor". Covering the area between Strasbourg and Basel.

    Alsatia superior
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10473

    Coloured map of the Black Forest, Breisgau, Alsace. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Jansson in 1628.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Alsatia inferior

    J. Jansson, Amsterdam, 1628

    Nice coloured map of the Alsace from Mercator-Hondius "Atlas Minor". Covering the area around Strasbourg.

    Alsatia inferior
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10474

    Coloured map of Haguenau, Strasbourg, Alsace. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Jansson in 1628.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Helvetia cum finitimis regionibus confoederatis.

    Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam, 1628

    Original old coloured detailed engraved map of Switzerland by G. Mercator. With one cartouche and a mileage scale. Covering complete Switzerland with the Lake Constance and Lake Geneva. From a...

    Helvetia cum finitimis regionibus confoederatis.
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10846

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

  • 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]
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10847

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

  • Gerard Mercator:  Das Wiflispurgergou

    Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam, 1628

    Original old coloured engraved map of south-western Switzerland by G. Mercator. With one nice title cartouche. Covering the region around the Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Geneva and Lake Thun. From a...

    Das Wiflispurgergou
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10848

    Old coloured map of the Lake Thun, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel. Printed in Amsterdam by Gerard Mercator in 1628.

  • Gerard Mercator:  [Zurichgow]

    Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam, 1628

    Original old coloured detailed engraved map of Northern Switzerland by G. Mercator. Covering the area between Basel, Luzern and Constance, centred around Zurich. From a French edition of...

    [Zurichgow]
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10849

    Old coloured map of Basel, Zurich. Printed in Amsterdam by Gerard Mercator in 1628.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Persici vel Sophorum Regni typus

    Amsterdam, 1628

    Hand coloured copper engraved map of Persia by G. Mercator. With two beautiful coloured cartouche. Covering the area of today Iran with the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. From a 1628 edition of...

    Persici vel Sophorum Regni typus
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10857

    Coloured map of the Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea, Iran. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1628.

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

    1630

    This map first appeared in the famous Mercator "Atlas Sive Cosmographicae" of 1595, later puplished until 1633 in Mercator Hondius Atlases.

    Asia ex Magna Orbis Terre Descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris Desumpta,...
    1630 - Gerard Mercator
    10041

    Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in the year 1630.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Prussia

    1630

    Showing coast of Baltic Sea in Prussia, today Poland. First edition of the Prussia map, second state followed 1633. French text on reverse.

    Prussia
    1630 - Gerard Mercator
    10086

    Old coloured map of Borussia. Printed in the year 1630.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Argow

    Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Nice early 17th century copper engraved map of central Switzerland of G. Mercator by Hondius in beautiful colours. With one cartouche. Covering the region around the Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich and...

    Argow
    1630 - Gerard Mercator
    10616

    Coloured map of the Lake Thun, Lake Zurich, Lake Lucerne, Argau. Printed in Amsterdam by Hondius circa 1630.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Saxonia Inferior et Meklenborg Duc.

    Janssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Nice mid 17th century copper engraved map of north German region of G. Mercator by J. Janssonius. Showing the area between the estuary of the Elbe river and Rostock. With one cartouche and two...

    Saxonia Inferior et Meklenborg Duc.
    1630 - Gerard Mercator
    10676

    Antique map of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1630.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Episcopatus Bremensis cum Adiacentibus

    Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Decorative copper engraved map of Lower Saxony centred around Bremen by G. Mercator. Showing the area between the river Ems and Elbe along the North Sea coast with the East Frisian Islands. With...

    Episcopatus Bremensis cum Adiacentibus
    1630 - Gerard Mercator
    10962

    Antique map of Bremen, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1630.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu

    Amsterdam, 1638

    Hand coloured copper engraved map of Central Africa by G. Mercator. With two beautiful coloured cartouche and one inset map of the Congo. Showing the Kingdom of Prester John in central Africa, how...

    Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu
    1638 - Gerard Mercator
    10863

    Coloured map of Priest Joan, Congo, Central Africa. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1638.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Das Wiflispurgergou

    Hondius, Amsterdam, 1639

    Nice early 17th century copper engraved map of south-western Switzerland of G. Mercator by Hondius in beautiful colours. Second state, with cartouche changed to the shape of a shell. Covering the...

    Das Wiflispurgergou
    1639 - Gerard Mercator
    10617

    Coloured map of the Lake Thun, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel. Printed in Amsterdam by Hondius in 1639.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Wirtenberg Ducatus

    H. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1639

    Nice early 17th century copper engraved map of Württemberg in South Germany of G. Mercator by H. Hondius. Later state, with cartouches changed. Covering the region between Offenburg, Sigmaringen,...

    Wirtenberg Ducatus
    1639 - Gerard Mercator
    10618

    Antique map of Württemberg. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1639.

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