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Mercator, Gerardus, Junior
Mercator, Gerard, Jr.
Africa."Africa Ex magna orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris desumpta, Studio & industria G. M. Iunioris". Orig. copper-engraving by Gerard Mercator jun., first published 1595. Coloured. With ornamental and figure title-cartouche. 38:47 cm (15 x 18 1/2 inch.).
Norwich 21; Koeman I, map 8600:1A, ed. 1:102 (1607-1608 Latin). - A classic map of Africa. This is a beautiful, finely engraved, map of Africa known in the second half of the 16th century. The map is based on the Africa section of Gerard Mercator's famous twenty-one sheet wall map of the world of 1569. This Africa map was completed by Gerard's grandson, also named Gerard, in 1595, the year after Gerard Mercator's death.