Definition of Gerardus mercator

1. Noun. Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594).

Exact synonyms: Gerhard Kremer, Mercator
Generic synonyms: Geographer

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Literary usage of Gerardus mercator

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1. The principal navigations voyages traffiques and discoveries of the English by Richard Hakluyt (1903)
"... A learned Epistle written 1581. unto the famous Cosmographer M. gerardus mercator concerning the river Pechora ..."

2. The Kohl Collection (now in the Library of Congress) of Maps Relating to America by Justin Winsor, Philip Lee Phillips, Johann Georg Kohl (1904)
"... Amsterdam, 1630; but it is assigned to gerardus mercator himself; and was made, as Kohl thinks, a little before Mercator's death in 1594. ..."

3. Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries Showing Oceans, Continents by Athelstan Spilhaus (1991)
"Atlas The use of the name atlas for a collection of maps in a volume derives from a custom — initiated by gerardus mercator in the sixteenth century—of ..."

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