Gerardus Mercator

Gerardus Mercator was a renowned Flemish cartographer, geographer, and cosmographer. He is best known for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation that simplified navigation.


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  1. 1. Atlas

    "Atlas" is a seminal work in the field of cartography, offering a collection of maps and scholarly texts that revolutionized the way the world was perceived in the 16th century. The author, a renowned geographer and cartographer, introduces an innovative projection system that allowed for more accurate representation of the spherical world on a flat surface. This work is not only significant for its geographical and cartographical contributions but also for its influence on the way subsequent generations viewed and navigated the world.

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