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   M-12538 - Ireland in the early 1600's - Mercator



M-12538: (Image: 13 x 16 1/4'') ''IRLANDIAE, regnum'' Gerard Mercator. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, c. 1610.  Engraved map with original hand-coloring which has been strengthened. Verso text French.

This highly decorative map depicts The Kingdom of Ireland with north oriented to the right. The four provinces are named and separately colored and each of the counties are named and delineated. Topographical features are shown and cities, towns, mountains, and water routes are identified.

Gerard Mercator � is considered the �greatest name in geographical science after Ptolemy� and produced the most accurate and current maps of his day. He was the first to choose ''Atlas'' as the name for a collection of maps. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Mercator�s maps were mostly original work - drawn and engraved by him. This handsome map of Ireland reflects Mercator's abilities, in beautiful Renaissance style, as both artist and scientist. (REF: Tooley Maps & Map-Makers).

Inventory Number: M-12538


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: 17th Century (1601-1700)
Date: c. 1610
Origin: Published in Amsterdam
Condition: Very good
Measurements: Image: 13 x 16 1/4''
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