Mercator atlas translated

A full English translation of Mercator’s 1595 atlas is online at the New York Society Library. Featured is the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection’s (Library of Congress) coloured, folio edition of the landmark atlas, supported by a description and collation of the book, a biography of Mercator, translator’s notes, and an article about colour in early maps.

Cover-to-cover thumbnails link to hi-res images, but you’ll notice they take * forever * to load. (20 minutes) Once they have, you can then flip through the pages without further delays.

This is the Octavo CD-ROM edition I was coveting when first published in 2000.