Antique Maps by Michael Mercator (*1567 - 1600)

Michael Mercator, son of Arnold Mercator and brother to Gerard Mercator the Younger, belonged to a family of notable cartographers. While his grandfather Gerard (1512-1594) remains one of the most renowned cartographers in history, Michael and his descendants faced untimely deaths, prematurely ending their promising careers as geographers and engravers.
  • Michael Mercator:  America sive India Nova ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris avi universalis imitationem incompendium...

    Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1628 or 1633

    This striking map of the Western Hemisphere is a remarkable example of Michael Mercator's engraving skills. It is the only map he ever engraved, yet it displays exceptional artistry. The map is...

    America sive India Nova ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris avi universalis...
    1628 - Michael Mercator

    Coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1628 or 1633.

    4 950,00 €
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