Mercator. The Man Who Mapped the Planet.

London. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2002. 8vo. 23cm, first edition, xiii,348p., with 16 colour plates, 22 text illustrations, notes bibliography, index, mapped endpapers, blue cloth, gilt spine titles, fine in fine jacket. Item #41187

~ A biography of the great cartographer and geographer, Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) best known for introducing the map projection (1569) which has been used in nautical navigation ever since and still known as Mercator Projection. He was the first to use the word "atlas" to describe a book of maps. A very readable and well illustrated biography.

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