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The World of Gerard Mercator, Tha Mapmaker Who Revolutionised Geography

by Andrew Taylor

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Biography: historical,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Map making & projections,
  • Biography / Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9215738M
    ISBN 100007100809
    ISBN 109780007100804

    The book gives us a revealing and captivating perspective on the development of European world maps from the Early Middle Ages up until the modern period, i.e. from the 8th century until the end of the 18th century. The Map Makers World is a major work which ambitiously showcases all of the early European world map traditions: Medieval world. The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionised Geography. par Andrew Taylor. Merci d'avoir partagé! Vous avez soumis la note et la critique suivantes. Nous les publierons sur notre site une fois que nous les aurons examinées.5/5.

    This biography of the sixteenth century mapmaker Gerard Mercator achieves its goal of getting to the heart of the man and the age in which he lived. It was a period where both church and science were clashing head-on and the world as many people knew it was expanding exponentially/5(4). Gerardus Mercator (/ dʒ ɪ ˈ r ɑːr d ə s m ɜːr ˈ k eɪ t ər /; 5 March – 2 December ) was a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer and cartographer from the County of is most renowned for creating the world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still.

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The World of Gerard Mercator, Tha Mapmaker Who Revolutionised Geography by Andrew Taylor Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The world of Gerard Mercator" is a gem of a book. The author skillfully presents the reader with an extraordinary time in the past that would change the future. This was a time of religious confrontations in Europe coinciding with the making of accurate maps of a quickly expanding world/5(5).

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 /5.

The story of the greatest map-maker of all time. 'Geographie and Chronologie I may call the Sunne and the Moone, the right eye and the left, of all history' In Mercator, Andrew Taylor chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was condemned to death as a heretic, and the history of that most fascinating conjunction of science and art: the drawing of maps.5/5(1).

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Get this from a library. The world of Gerard Mercator: the mapmaker who revolutionised geography. [Andrew Taylor, journalist.] -- Gerard Mercator created the most-used map of all time.

Mercator's Projection is still the standard view of the world. This text examines the evolution of mapmaking from art to science that forms the. Mercator (–94) was born in Flanders as Gerard de Cremer, Latinizing his name, as did many learned men of his day. British historian Taylor (God's Fugitive, ) begins with a summary of the state of geography in the early 16th century, built, as it was, on such ancient authorities as Ptolemy but incorporating recent discoveries in the.

A moment I shall never forget came in the Bib­liotheque Nationale, Paris, when I first saw the map that is at the heart of the book: Mercator's world map of Toby Eady and Mike Fishwick in London gave me the benefit of their professional help and advice in too many ways to list, and in New York, I had the good fortune to work with George.

The true story of Gerard Mercator, the greatest map-maker of all time, who was condemned to death as a heretic. 'Geographie and Chronologie I may call the Sunne and the Moone, the right eye and the left, of all history.' In 'The World of Gerard Mercator', Andrew Taylor chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was Reviews: 3.

The true story of Gerard Mercator, the greatest map-maker of all time, who was condemned to death as a heretic.‘Geographie and Chronologie I may call the Sunne and the Moone, the right eye and the left, of all history.’In ‘The World of Gerard Mercator’, Andrew Taylor chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was condemned to death as a heretic, and the.

In 'The World of Gerard Mercator', Andrew Taylor chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was condemned to death as a heretic, and the history of that most fascinating conjunction of science and art: the drawing of maps.

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This was a time of religious confrontations in Europe coinciding with the making of accurate maps of a quickly expanding world/5.

Gerardus Mercator, original name Gerard De Cremer, or Kremer?, (born March 5,Rupelmonde, Flanders [now in Belgium]—died December 2,Duisburg, Duchy of Cleve [Germany]), Flemish cartographer whose most important innovation was a map, embodying what was later known as the Mercator projection, on which parallels and meridians are rendered as straight lines spaced so as to .‎The true story of Gerard Mercator, the greatest map-maker of all time, who was condemned to death as a heretic.

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