Mercator Hanging Globe

No history of cartography would be complete without a section devoted to Gerardus Mercator and his peers. The 16th century Belgian cartographer developed one of the most important mapping projections ever, which shows the world with parallel latitude and longitude lines. Though this projection is now considered to be flawed and distorted, it is still being used today in the majority of the world's classrooms and world maps.

Another cartographic milestone attributed to Mercator was his new system for producing relatively inexpensive world globes. Many of his techniques are still used in today's globe making practices. Adding to his list of cartographic achievements, Mercator was also involved in producing the world's first world atlas.

Globe Diameter:  12.5"
Shipping Weight:  6 lb.

PRICE:  $140.00


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