Exlibrises (bookplates)



Gerard Mercator

by Arkady Pugachevsky

95×53 mm, X6, 1992, op. # 23
owner (customer): Jan Rhebergen

Gerard Mercator and his cartographical instruments

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.