Description of the artwork «Map of the legendary Hyperborea by the city of Mercator (1594)»
Copy of the projection map of the north pole of Gerard Mercator. It depicts four large islands in the place where the Arctic Ocean was supposed to be. They are located around the Pole. Four large rivers flowing inward connected the world ocean with the inland sea, where exactly at the pole point a large black rock protruded (Mount Meru), with a circumference of 33 nautical miles and a height of the sky. Magnetic island lies north of the Bering Strait. On one of the large islands there is an inscription: "" Pygmae hic habitant 4 ad summum pedes longi, quaemadmodum illi quos in Gronlandia Screlingers vocant (Pygmies live here, no more than four feet tall, similar to those called Screlingers in Greenland).
Etching, print paper, ink for intaglio printing on an oil basis. The cost of a color card (etching, watercolor) = 10,000 rubles.
Author: Igor Chernyshov. Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Creative laboratory of the printing house "Art Grad"