Mercator's Letter to John Dee


Date: 1577



Two pages with fire damage of Mercator's 1577 letter to John Dee. Whole letter at British Museum, Cotton MS Vitellius C. VII, fols. 264-269.

Left, foL 267 v. (according the folio numbers in E.G.R Taylor's text). At page center the mention of the "INVENTIO FORTUNATAE" by the hand of Geradus Mercator. Left are the notes by John Dee. At the bottom is a footnote "in another hand" (Taylor) about "Hugo de Hibernia, Minorita..." who is -besides Nicholas of Lynn - the other candidate for the Inventio authorship.

Right is fol. 267 r. (Taylor wrote 268 r. what seems a typo because in the upper right of the photo "267" is visible.). The text is the description of the Arctic from formerly (according observations by the Monk in the 1360s) inhabited land to the channels of the higher north.

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Publisher: [Hand-Written Letter by Gerard Mercator]




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Date Added: 2019-08-06

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