A World of Innovation: Cartography in the Time of Gerhard Mercator

by Gerhard Holzer

Other authorsGerhard Holzer (Editor), Valerie Newby (Editor), Petra Svatek (Editor), Georg Zotti (Editor)
Hardcover, 2015



Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2015), Edition: 1st Unabridged, 280 pages


Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594) was the most important cartographer and globemaker of the 16th century. He is particularly remembered for his publication Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura (1595), and for his specific cylindrical map projection (1569), which is still used widely today. This book brings together the latest research on Mercator with a view to his sources and his relationships with other scientific disciplines and cartographers of his time, as well as his role in the wider worlds of Renaissance cartography and Humanism.

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280 p.; 5.8 inches


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