Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1633. unbound. Map. 1633. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 11.25" x 7.5". This beautiful map from 1633 depicts the French wine region of Bordeaux and the Pays de Medoc in southwest France. Famous for some of the world's finest red wines, the region covers the modern day French department of Gironde. The map is incredibly detailed, noting numerous towns, chateaux, rivers, and other features. Illustrations of a ship and a sea monster adorn the very decorative Bay of Biscay.Originally created by Mercator, this plate was issued after his death by the prominent engraver and instrument-maker Jodocus Hondius, who republished Mercator's work in many languages and editions. This map appeared in Hondius' 1833 edition of "Atlas Minor". The map is in good condition with minor toning and foxing.Gerardum Mercator (1512-1594) was an accomplished mathematician, cartographer, globe maker and engraver but is best known for the Mercator Projection. Incorporating the newly accepted fact that the world is round, Mercator was able to render longitude lines consistently straight on a chart. Although this requires some distortion, it was of great use for navigators, and is historically important, as it is still the most commonly used projection today. Although their partnership was only indirect, Mercator and Hondius are one of the most significant pairs in the history of mapmaking. (Inventory #: 269737)
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