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Exhibit of the Month - January 2024

January 10 - February 13, 2024 Ante-room to the General reading Room (gate A), open Monday to Saturday 9 am - 7 pm (see opening hours of the NL)
Admission 20 CZK (free for the NL readers)

NL Prague 19 ZZ 20
GERARDI MERCATORIS ATLAS SIVE COSMOGRAPHICAE MEDITATIONES DE FABRICA MVNDI ET FABRICATI FIGVRA : Denuo auctus. -- Editio qvinta.. -- Amsterodam : Sumptibus & typis aeneis Henrici Hondij, 1623. -- [20], 374, [35] p., [156] il., [4] f. suppl. : il. ; 49 cm

A hand-coloured map of the southwestern part of Mexico, printed in1623, is displayed as the exhibit of the month. It is part of the Atlas by renowned cartographer and map maker Gerard Mercator. The map features a well-developed river network for its time and a great number of toponyms. The terrain is depicted by the so-called scoop method. Included are also topographical notes and a scale.

Jan 09, 2024
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