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Say distance is 1600 miles measured by dividers or secured by Mercator Sailing Method.Lectures in Navigation|Ernest Gallaudet Draper
Distances are measured or laid down on a mercator chart by using the latitude border scale for the middle latitude.Nautical Charts|G. R. Putnam
By means of the Epitome make a chart on Mercator's projection, and find out the distance from any known land.Perseverance Island|Douglas Frazar
In the Asinaria, the Casina, and the Mercator, father and son are rivals for the affection of the same girl.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
The seventeenth century continued the impulse which was given to the science of geography by 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.