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 'G. Marcatoris Atlas de Novo plurimis in locis' 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.
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