Exlibrises (bookplates)



Gerard Mercator

by Gennady Pugachevsky

74×116 mm, X6/3, 1992, op. # 19
owner (customer): Luc Van den Briele

Gerard Mercator: globe on map against the world

Gerardus Mercator (March 5, 1512 December 2, 1594) was a Flemish cartographer. He was born in Rupelmonde in East Flanders to parents from Gangelt in the Duchy of Jülich. He lived in Duisburg from 1552. He is remembered for the Mercator chart named after him.