Ireland and Britain, 1595 Mercator atlas

Ireland and Britain, 1595 Mercator atlas

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Caption: Ireland and Britain, 1595 Mercator atlas. 16th-century Dutch map of Ireland and Britain ('Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia'), with labels and place names in Latin. Seas and oceans named are: Oceanus Occidentalis (Western [Atlantic] Ocean), Oceanus Germanicus (German [North] Sea), Oceanus Deucalidonius (Northern Sea), Oceanus Vergivius (Celtic Sea), Mare Hibernicum (Irish Sea), Oceanus Britannicus (English Channel). The map-maker is Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594, named at lower right). This posthumous copy of this map is from 'Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura' (Duisburg, 1595).

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