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Cartographer: Mercator, Gerard

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1595

Shelfmark: Maps.C.3.c.3 VIII.iii

Length: 413

Width: 523

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

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This map of the southern part of Ireland forms part of a map of the island by Gerard Mercator. It dates from 1595 and was published in Duisburg by Rumold Mercator, Gerard's son. Gerard Mercator was one of the greatest map makers ever known. He started his career as a professional instrument maker after finishing a masters degree at Louvain University and studying advanced mathematics. By the 1560’s he was developing a new form of navigational projection.

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