Pleasant Hill, OR: Walking Tree Press, 1998. With contributions by James R. Akerman, Peter M. Barber, Arthur Durst, Mireille Pastoureau, Marcel Watelet. Mercator, as one of the first mapmakers to cut up maps and bind them inside boards, also coined the term "atlas." However, he is probably best known for his celebrated cylindrical world map projection, first used in 1569, which enabled navigators to plot a long course in straight lines. Combines best of historical and cartographic scholarship with modern printing technology. More than 100 original-color illustrations drawn from collections throughout Europe and the U.S. Frontispiece: Atlas. Drawing and dedication by Daniel Engelhard in the Album Amicorum of Abraham Ortelius. Jjacket: Index of maps in the Mercator Atlas of Europe by the Cistercian monk Alanus Ortmans. Bound in green cloth, gilt lettering and geometric design on and along spine. Green slipcase.. Cloth. As New/As New.
Bookseller: Spectator Books
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