"The 17 maps, reprinted for the first time in exquisite, full-size
facsimiles, are tucked with an opulent book into a slipcase."
Discover® magazine, June 1998
"This is a magnificent book, both in content and form.
It measures 16 x 11 inches and contains a multitude of
beautiful and informative illustrations related to the origins, history,
and production of the Mercator atlas of the early 1570s,
the only known copy of which is in the British Library....Let
me stress again: this is a sumptuous work a feast
for both the eye and mind. It is not cheap, but I highly
recommend anyone interested in Mercator or the cartography of the
16th century to save their pennies (or dollars) and obtain
The Mercator Atlas of Europe for their reference library."
The Portolan, Spring 1998
"The Mercator Atlas of Europe is an amazing and unusual book
with many facets: It's an art book, a geography lover's dream,
a scholarly work that will appeal to researchers and collectors,
and of course, a way to see these ancient maps without worrying about
destroying 400-year-old fragile pages."
Independent Publisher, May/June 1998
"The Mercator Atlas of Europe is far more than a mere coffee-table
book. The seventeen frameable facsimile maps are newly color-corrected
and expertly printed. The text illustrations are drawn from
collections throughout Europe and the United States. The hefty volume,
stored in its own green slipcase, provides readers with a tactile
adventuresomething that tends to be overlooked in modern
publishingas well as a feast for the eyes and mind.
Walking Tree's elegant edition combines the high art of maps with
first-rate scholarly pursuitsa marvelous union that
Mercator would endorse."
Mercator's World® Magazine
Volume 2, Number 6
"If one looked only at these five essays, this work would stand as a
valuable addition to the history of cartography. The facsimile
plates are bright and easy to read. Exploring Europe through
Mercator's atlas of 1570 is both a challenging and
intriguing experience, one that will fascinate the scholar and
researcher alike. We
owe the publishers of this atlas a debt of gratitude for bringing
Mercator's Atlas of Europe to the world."
Peter L. Stark
Head, Map and Aerial Photography (MAP) Library
University of Oregon
"An ideal and highly recommended memorial fund acquisition selection for
academic and community libraries."
James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review, January 1998
"I have just received the atlas and am delighted. Normally I
don't hang anything but originals on my walls, but the
reproductions of the maps are so fabulous,
I will have some framed and display them proudly."
Graham R. Butler
Private collector of antiquarian books and maps