WESTMORLANDIA, LANCASTRIA, CESTRIA, CAERNARVAN, DENBIGH, FLINT, MERIONIDH, MONTGOMERY, SALOPIA, Cum insulis MANIA ET ANGLESEY
Cartographer: Mercator, Gerard
Medium: Engraving, coloured
This is a map of the counties of Westmorland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merioneth, Montgomery, Shorpshire and the Isle of Man. 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.