Salamanca, Biblioteca de la Universidad de Salamanca, BG/52041

Mercator Atlas in Salamanca Facsimile Edition

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The Mercator Atlas in Salamanca—a copy of Atlas sive cosmographicae meditations de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura published in Amsterdam in 1607—is a compilation of maps of the world known to Europeans prepared by Gerard Mercator and his son Rumold and engraved by Jodocus Hondius. Mercator developed the "Mercator projection," which represents the globe two-dimensionally by maintaining parallel lines of latitude. The 146 engraved maps are hand-painted in eight colors in the Salamanca copy.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Mercator Atlas in Salamanca": Atlas de Mercator facsimile edition, published by CM Editores, 2011

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Atlas de Mercator

Salamanca: CM Editores, 2011

  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Mercator Atlas in Salamanca: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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