Antique Map of Prussia by Mercator (1610)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Small piece of top left corner missing. Minor wear, Latin text on verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1610
  • Overall size: 22 x 16.5 cm.
  • Image size: 19 x 15 cm.

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.. Antique Map of Prussia by Mercator (1610)

Description: Antique map titled 'Prussia'. Original map of Prussia, a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. This map originates from 'Atlas minor Gerardi Mercatoris a I. Hondio plurimis aeneis tabulis auctus atque illustratus' by G. Mercator.

Artists and Engravers: Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer and cartographer from the County of Flanders. He is most renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts.