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Rare map of the West Indies by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1637
Rare map of the West Indies by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1550. Authored by Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612. This Monotone / Copper Engraving is from an ancient book (page 891-892). One of the earliest maps to show Florida and to use the word America. The back


 
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Rare map of the West Indies by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1550. Authored by Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612. This Monotone / Copper Engraving is from an ancient book (page 891-892). One of the earliest maps to show Florida and to use the word America. The back page speaks to planting tobacco by the English, lots of cedar trees, man-eaters or cannibals in the Caribbean. Decorative Coat of Arms with a lion on the back. There is a special typeset that reads Gggg 2.

Shows the
Tropic of Cancer (Cancri), Panama, Cabo Dela Florida, Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda and the Virgin Islands.

Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century German-Flemish cartographer, geographer and cosmographer. He was renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts.

Additional information can be found on
David Rumsey's site.

This fine map is an incredibly rare find.