Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur

MERCATOR, Gerard

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Price: $750.00


Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Jocus Hondius

Description: Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 12.25" x 15.75".

Comments: Beautiful impression of Ukraine showing the area north of the Black Sea including Moscow, circa 1620. Nicely detailed geographic features. Latin text on verso. Overall toning. Full original margins. Small tear to bottom left edge. 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.

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

Book ID: 209983


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