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Gangelt
Kr. Heinsberg

Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Gerard Mercator

Rupelmonde 1512 - Duisburg 1594
Map and atlas maker
(Wikipedia)
artist unknown
date?

Gangelt /  Gerard Mercator

Description

Plaque with relief portrait.

Inscription(s)

MERCATOR

der grosse sohn gangelts
er schuf die erste landkarte der welt

Around the portrait:

gerardus mercator Cosmographus Nasc. Rupelmundae An 1512 5 Maij obijt Duijsburgi An. 1593. 2 Decemb.

Annotation

Two errors in the text. Mercator died in 1594 and "Er schuf der erste landkarte der welt" (He made the first world map) is not true.

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 50°59'33" - E 5°59'49")

Item Code: denw037; Photograph: 31 May 2009  / updated: 13 September 2009
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