Scotiae Regnum


to Cart
Price: $1,550.00

Place Published: Duisberg
Publisher: Gerard Mercator

Description: Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13.75" x 18", page measures 17.25" x 21".

Comments: Exquisite map of Scotland circa 1590, with Latin text on the back. Mercator (1512-1594) was an accomplished mathematician, cartographer, globe maker and engraver but is best known for the Mercator Projection. Incorporating the newly accepted fact that the world is round, Mercator was able to render longitude lines consistently straight on a chart. Although this requires some distortion, it was of great use for navigators, and is historically important, as it is still the most commonly used projection today. Full original margins, minor foxing.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 204205

More Mercator, Scotland, British Isles: webrss
More MAPS: webrss
More ANTIQUE: webrss
More 16TH CENTURY: webrss
More SCOTLAND: webrss

By This Author: MERCATOR, Gerard
By This Publisher: Gerard Mercator
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

Wow!! The book arrived this morning; I was not expecting it for weeks. Just in time for my birthday! Superb service; I shall certainly use your store again. Best wishes - Dennis
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis