Orbis antiqvi tabvlae geographicae secundum Cl. Ptolemaevm, cum indice philologico absolutissimo omnium locorum, montium, fluminum, &c. in tabulis occurrentium, situm, nomina recentiora, & alia eò pertinentia, lineis per ipsas ductis, accuratissime indicante; in vsvm geographiae veteris stvdiosorvm (Asiae X)
Mercator, the great mathematician, cartographer, globe maker, and philosopher is best known for his 1569 world map drawn on his new revolutionary projection which was the first small scale map in which a straight line on the map was a straight line on the earth. This was an important time and life saving advance for sailors. This is the last published edition of Mercator’s version of Ptolemaic maps which were based on designs attributed to Agathodaemon of Alexandria who was likely a contemporary of Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE).
R. & J. Wetstenios & G. Smith
Map, 47.5 cm