- Ger·har·dus [jer-hahr-duh s] /dʒərˈhɑr dəs/, 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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The blog was recently optioned by Mercator Pictures for scripted television development.Get Famous or Your Money Back
June 18, 2009
Just how this Mercator chart is constructed is explained in detail in the Arts.Lectures in Navigation
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
If oblique, it is solved by middle latitude, or Mercator sailing.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Mercator, the map-maker, was more of a success than Mercator, the historical chronicler.Rambles in Brittany
It has been stated that Mercator copied the work of Finaeus.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I
Edward Luther Stevenson
Mercator and Hugo Grotius were also believers in the Zeni account.The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West
Robert E. Anderson
- Gerardus (dʒəˈrɑːdəs). Latinized name of Gerhard Kremer. 1512–94, Flemish cartographer and mathematician
Word Origin and History for mercator
type of map projection, 1660s, invented by Flemish geographer Gerhard Kremer (1512-1594), who Latinized his surname, which means "dealer, tradesman," as Mercator (see merchant). He first used this type of map projection in 1568.
- 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.