g. mercator


[mer-key-ter; for 1 also Flemish mer-kah-tawr]
Gerhardus [jer-hahr-duhs] , (Gerhard Kremer) 1512–94, Flemish cartographer and geographer.
noting, pertaining to, or according to the principles of a Mercator projection: a Mercator chart.
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Mercator (mɜːˈkeɪtə)
Gerardus (dʒəˈrɑːdəs). Latinized name of Gerhard Kremer. 1512--94, Flemish cartographer and mathematician

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Word Origin & History

type of map projection, 1669, invented by Flem. geographer Gerhard Kremer (1512-94), who Latinized his surname, which lit. means "dealer," as Mercator. He first used this type of map projection in 1568.
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Mercator   (mər-kā'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
Flemish cartographer who in 1568 developed the Mercator projection. In 1585 he began work on a book of maps of Europe, a project that was later completed by his son and published in 1595. As a result of the drawing of the Greek titan Atlas carrying the globe on his shoulders on the book's cover, the term "atlas" was subsequently applied to any book of maps.
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