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A Highly Detailed Victorian Bronze Figure of Mercator,
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Seated figure of Mercator holding a globe, with arm resting on a bookcase with scrolls below, on an oval black marble base (detached), 40cm tall Gerardus Mercator (b. 5 March 1512 – d. 2 December 1594) was a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer and cartographer from the County of Flanders, he is most renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts. He is widely considered the most notable figure of the Netherlandish school of cartography in its golden age (approximately 1570s–1670s). In his own day, he was a notable as a maker of maps, globes, and scientific instruments. In addition, he had interests in theology, philosophy, history, mathematics and geomagnetism. He was also an accomplished engraver and calligrapher
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A Highly Detailed Victorian Bronze Figure of Mercator,

Estimate £1,800 - £2,200
Jan 27, 2022
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0831: A Highly Detailed Victorian Bronze Figure of Mercator,

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Est. £1,800 - £2,200Starting Price £1,400
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Seated figure of Mercator holding a globe, with arm resting on a bookcase with scrolls below, on an oval black marble base (detached), 40cm tall Gerardus Mercator (b. 5 March 1512 – d. 2 December 1594) was a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer and cartographer from the County of Flanders, he is most renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts. He is widely considered the most notable figure of the Netherlandish school of cartography in its golden age (approximately 1570s–1670s). In his own day, he was a notable as a maker of maps, globes, and scientific instruments. In addition, he had interests in theology, philosophy, history, mathematics and geomagnetism. He was also an accomplished engraver and calligrapher

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