Sclavonia, Croatioa, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte.
Place Published: Amsterdam
Date Published: 1636
Description: Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14" x 18.25".
Comments: Elegant map of the Balkans from the Dalmatian coast to the border of Hungary. Features place names, waterways, topographical details and three coats of arms. English text on verso. Full original margins, minor stains and light chipping to edges. 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(+)
Book ID: 228070