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Stock# 58766
Description

Nice wide margined example of Mercator's Ptolemaic map of Cyprus, the Holy Land, Syria, Chaldea, Mesopotamia, Armenia, etc.

Nice example of Mercator's map of the region, from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, first published in 1578 and republished in Amsterdam beginning in 1695.

Gerard Mercator published his edition of Ptolemy‚Äôs maps as what he intended as a companion to his Atlas of the Modern World. Beginning with the 1695 edition, the plates were re-worked, substituting a new cartouche within the map, containing a second title.