Antique Map of the Iberian Peninsula by Mercator (1578)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Latin text on verso. Small repair on folding line and minor wear. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1578
  • Overall size: 50 x 36 cm.
  • Image size: 44 x 34 cm.

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.. Antique Map of the Iberian Peninsula by Mercator (1578)

Description: Antique map titled 'Europae II Tab'. Old map of the Iberian Peninsula. The peninsula is principally divided between Spain and Portugal, comprising most of their territory, as well as Andorra, small areas of France, and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. This map originates from 'Tabulae Geographicae' by G. Mercator. 

Artists and Engravers: Gerard Mercator (1512 - 1594) originally a student of philosophy was one of the most renowned cosmographers and geographers of the 16th century, as well as an accomplished scientific instrument maker. He is most famous for introducing Mercators Projection, a system which allowed navigators to plot the same constant compass bearing on a flat map.