Antique 1607 Map of Asia by Gerard Mercator
Gerardus Mercator, renowned cartographer, philosopher, and mathematician (1512-1594), is most acclaimed for the 1569 world map and his pioneering use of the term Atlas for a map collection. This 1607 antique map of Asia captures Europe's perception of the continent from centuries ago. Featuring place names derived from Marco Polo's travels and Gastaldi's strait of Anian, this is a captivating resource providing hours of study and research to map fans. Sumatra has an aged outline while the connection between New Guinea and Terra Australis is ambiguous. Notably, the place names "Mangi (Southern China) Beach", "Regio", "Lucach", and "Maletur" are borrowed from Polo but misattributed to nearby Australia. This map features various historical features and provides an intriguing comparison between the world in 1607 and today. Its intricate details and captivating story make it a must-have piece for any geography enthusiast.
Printed onto high quality poster paper which is durable and is non- tearable.