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The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionized Geography

The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionized Geography

Taylor, Andrew

Hardcover

Historical FiguresGeography

ISBN10: 0802713777
ISBN13: 9780802713773
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.06
Height: 1.13 Width: 5.72 Depth: 8.26
Language: English

A biography of the mapmaker who revolutionized geography

The story of discovery and mapmaking is one of pushing back shadows, writes Andrew Taylor, and none in the last two thousand years achieved as much as Gerard Mercator in extending the boundaries of what could be comprehended. His life encompassed most of the turbulent, extraordinary sixteenth century, a time when revolutions would engulf religion, science, and civilization. Almost extinguished by the Inquisition, Mercator's genius lay in making maps, and his achievement did nothing less than revolutionize the study of geography.

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