Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of PomeraniaSKU: 9486
Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Pomerania
Date of publication:
19 x 25.5 cm
Pieter van den Keere
Pomerania, running along the Baltic coast between Rostock and Gdansk, is now divided between Germany and Poland.
The 'Atlas Minor’ was a pocket atlas derived from Mercator's cartography, published from 1607 onward by Jodocus Hondius (the Dutch publisher who had purchased Mercator's original copper printing plates in 1604 and who issued his first, highly successful edition of the full-size atlas in 1606).
In the 1630s Jan Cloppenburgh published a series of editions of Mercator’s Atlas Minor which have become scarce. The maps were engraved by Pieter van den Keere and are distinctively larger than the preceding examples.
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving, 19 x 25.5 cm, engraved by Pieter van den Keere, modern hand colour, light stain in upper margin, Latin text on verso.