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Mercator's Arctic Map (Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio) Flat Earth Map; by ADVENTURE iDIAZ

Dimensions:  36" x 36"



Mercator's Arctic Map (Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio) Flat Earth Map

  •  (MSRP $39.95)

    Mercator's Arctic Map (Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio) Flat Earth Map; by ADVENTURE iDIAZ has the following features:


    • Restored - Mercator's North Polar Arctic Map, (1595); has been digitally restored bringing color, detail and accuracy to the forefront.
    • Depictions/Notes: polar projection of the Arctic region; sketch of Gerard Mercator with short bio; historical descriptive key and explanation of the map.
    • Relief shown by hachures
    • Water & Tear Resistant - durable polypropylene
    • This Item Is Shipped Rolled - 36" x 36"




    Mercator's map of the Arctic region, by ADVENTURE iDIAZ, has been entirely remaster and digitally restored.  The known existing copies of the map reveal severe folding marks, missing data and faded hand painted colors on the map. We have corrected the fading and digitally restored the color and grandeur of this unique map.


    This ground-breaking map was published in 1595 by his son, Rumold, one year after Mercator’s death. His famous atlas, Atlantis Pars Altera, featured this first known and separate map of the North Polar Arctic region in the last of the three-part atlas. The map was modeled from an inset on Mercator’s 1569 world map.


    The original map measures 14.50” x 14.95”.


    About the author:  Gerard Mercator (1512 - 1594), was an eminent 16th-century geographer, cartographer and cosmographer. He is most known for being the first to illustrate the world in what is now known as the Mercator Projection (1569); a view of the world presented as a cylindrical map which became a standard navigational projection. Gerard was a founding member of the Netherlandish School of Cartography and was the first cartographer to render the North Polar Arctic Region in a standalone map. Additionally, he is credited with coining the term “atlas”.Mercator’s income largely came from terrestrial and celestial globe sales, for which he was a notable craftsman.He received his education from the University of Leuven (then part of the Burgundian Netherlands, now part of Belgium), and procured his geographic knowledge from his vast library of over 1,000 maps and books and unlike other colleagues and notable scholars of his time, he infrequently traveled. Mercator married Barbara Schellekens (1534-1586) and later Gertrude Vierlings and had six children: Arnold, Emerentia, Dorothes, Bartholomeus, Rumold and Catharina.


    This ADVENTURE iDIAZ map measure 36” x 36” and is a “must have” for any Flat Earth enthusiast.

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