Atlas by Gerardus Mercator

"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.

The 5594th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1595, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 69.0.

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