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Mercator 1595
 
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Map, Warwicum Northamptonia Huntingdonia ... etc, part of Angleterre, England, including Hampshire, by Gerhard Mercator 1595; published 1595-1642.
Shows - Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Huntingdon, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Isle of Wight

Published in part 3 of 'Atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura' 1595.
The Atlas was published in 3 parts, 1585, 1590 and 1595; the last posthumously as Mercator died 1594. Jodocus Hondius bought Mercator's plates and, adding plates of his own, published the Atlas from 1606-42 with text in Latin, French, Dutch, German, Flemish, English.
 
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example:-  map -- HMCMS:FA2000.6
scale line:-  20 miles = 24.1 mm (small miles)
scale line:-  22 miles = 29.2 mm (large miles)
inscription:-  printed -- title cartouche Warwicum / Northamptonia / HUNTINGDONIA CA: / NTABRIGIA, SUFFOL: / CIA, OXONIUM, BUCK: / INGHAMIA, BEDFORdia / Hartfordia Essexia / BERCERI MIDELSE: / XIA, SOUTHA~TONIA / Surria, Cantium / Southsexia
map type:-  HantsMap -- Mercator 1595
dimension:-  wxh, sheet = 27.5x21cm
wxh, plate = 258x190mm
wxh, map = 256x188mm
scale = 1 to 1200000 ? (1 to 1212519 from scale line large miles, assuming a statute mile)
scale = 1 to 1300000 ? (1 to 1335555 from scale line small miles, assuming a statute mile)
scale = 1 to 1700000 ? (2 degrees latitude = 128.6mm is 1 to 1731985)

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reference:-  Mercator, Gerhard: 1595: Atlas
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MN: 18.6.2001
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