Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio , Mercator, Rumold, 1587, Antwerp (After the 1569 map by Gerard Mercator.)
A reproduction of a hand-colored copper plate engraved map. Original size: 21 inches X 16 inches.
In 1569, Gerard Mercator published a map of the world on 21 separate panels. In 1587, his son Rumold used the original "Mercator projection" of the world to develop this fascinating double-hemispherical projection of the world.