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1595 Mercator IOW Map

REF NR: 914

 IOW Mapp 1595 by Gerardus Mercator


Maps by Mercator are world famous for being very accurate for their time. Additionally he developed not only the spherical presentation of maps to the world by using a globe for the first time but also the idea of parallel lines of longitude to aid navigaton at sea.