Chart of the African continent. Gerard Mercator (Duisburg, 1569). 45 x 29 cm, copper.
It is in a book on Dutch sea charts inevitable to give ample attention to Gerard Mercator (1512‑1594). He is by many considered to be the most important cartographer since Ptolemy. Nearly all modern sea charts are constructed by the method he first employed in his nautical world chart of 1569. Continue reading ‘Dutch sea charts from Hollands golden age Chapter II’ »