C1623

Scotia Regnum.

Mercator’s first edition of his map of southern Scotland with Latin text on verso. Superbly decorated with a large strap work title at top right. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Scotland. | Reference: Koeman II, Me12, pp.292, IV … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Scotia Regnum.

Date:

C1623

Condition:

Narrow margin, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

455mm 
x 350mm

Paper Size: 

588mm 
x 482mm
AUTHENTICITY
Scotia Regnum. - Antique Map from 1623

Genuine antique
dated:

1623

Description:

Mercator’s first edition of his map of southern Scotland with Latin text on verso. Superbly decorated with a large strap work title at top right. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Scotland.
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Reference: Koeman II, Me12, pp.292, IV (9) [82], (Latin text on verso). Koeman’s map reference number which is in bold print for this map, ie [82] identifies it as the first issue of this maps. Later editions of the same map do not have Koeman’s map reference in bold.

From Mercator, Third Part of the Mercator’s Atlas, Atlantis Pars Altera. Geographica Nova Totius Mundi. 1595)

Gerard Mercator (1512 - 1594)

Mercator was one of the most important and influential of c.16th map makers. A geographer, cosmographer and is best known for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection (named after him) which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines. His knowledge of geography came from his library of over one thousand books and maps, from travellers and from his vast correspondence (in six languages) with other scholars, statesmen, travellers, merchants and seamen. Mercator's early maps were in large formats suitable for wall mounting but in the second half of his life, he produced over 100 new regional maps in a smaller format suitable for binding into his Atlas of 1595. This was the first appearance of the word Atlas in reference to a book of maps.

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