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Mercator's 1587 World Map: "Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio"

Discovery Editions

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio . A Perfect Recreation™ of the engraving with original hand color. Gerard & Rumold Mercator. 1587. 21" x 16" The map primarily responsible for spreading knowledge of the still widely used Mercator's Projection. This fine and beautiful engraving shows the profoundly re-imagined world in a double hemisphere format that includes elaborate renderings of an armillary sphere and a compass rose.

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General Style: Transitional

Specific Style: Early American, French, Italian

Essential Properties: Antique, Reproduction

Subject: Americana, History, Science

Medium: Digital Print, Engraving, Giclée, Hand-colored, New Technology

Type: Reproduction (Also available in Framed, Matted)

Production: Limited Production, Numbered, Open Edition

Number of Prints in This Edition: 100

Dimensions: 21" W x 16" H

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