The South China Sea, 1608.

Hondius, Jodocus

The South China Sea, 1608.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Detail of a map of the world on the Mercator projection by the Flemish cartographer Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), showing the region around the South China Sea. Mercator projection refers to a world map projection made onto a cylinder in such a way that all parallels of latitude have the same length as the equator.

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