Typus Orbis Terrarum, in Atlas minor Gerardi Mercatoris, a I. Hondio plurimis aeneis tabulis auctus et illustratus. Gerard Mercator; Iodocus Hondius. Amsterdam: 1607
Gerardus Mercator can confidently be called the greatest cartographer of the sixteenth century. Shortly after publication of his large folio atlases, the need was felt for a smaller sized atlas, one that would be handier and above all, cheaper, so that a larger public might have access to the use of maps. To fulfill this need, the Atlas minor was published in 1607.