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"Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio" world map by Rumold Mercator

Series :  Engravings on leather
Year :  2011
Unique ID :  pe.0002.35
Authors :  Pyro Skin A.I.
Frame design :  italian redwood frame
Size :  1000 mm x 550 mm
Area shown :  World map
$ 1800.00
Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold Mercator. It first appeared in 1587 and was incorporated into his long-lived and influential Atlas from 1595 to 1602. Mercator was the first to make a distinction between North America and South America. The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness, with typical cursive flourishes to the lettering of the sea names. Surrounding the hemispheres is a strapwork border; between them at the top is an armillary sphere and at the bottom an elaborate compass rose. Artwork recreated as framed handmade leather pyro engraving.