The final work was credited to Mercator alone, but the image below shows the collaborative nature of the project, featuring Mercator and Hondius seated together surrounded by globes and cartographical instruments.
The dog seen below is the printer’s mark of Hondius, and acts as a ‘rebus’ or an allusional device that uses an image as a play on words: in this case ‘hound’ for Hondius.
Researchers and historians build on the work of others before them, working to confirm or refute commonly held beliefs.
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) was an engraver, craftsman, mathematician and cartographer, born in 1512 in Flanders.
These were bought in 1604 by the Belgian publisher and engraver Jodocus Hondius.
Mercator’s work had, for some time, been overshadowed by that of Abraham Ortelius.
Nautical charts are a special type of map specifically tailored to the needs of marine navigation.
Charts show water depths and the delineation of shoreline, prominent topographic features and landmarks, aids to navigation, and other navigational information.
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The globe bears the motto ‘I use, I describe, I adorn, I censure and I choose faithfully’ representing the scholarly and artistic merits of this atlas.
This atlas, along with many other items tracing the history of exploration and map-making from the 13th century onwards, can be seen in the Old Library on Saturday 15 March from - as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
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