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Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet

By: Crane, Nicholas

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17452

ISBN: 0297646656

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light wear to top edge of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped, map endpapers ; B&W and color plates; 9.29 X 6.46 X 1.42 inches; 348 pages; "Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594) was born at the dawn of the Age of Discovery, when the world was beginning to be discovered and carved up by navigators, geographers and cartographers. Mercator was the greatest and most ingenious cartographer of them all: it was he who coined the word 'atlas' and solved the riddle of converting the three-dimensional globe into a two-dimensional map while retaining true compass bearings. It is... View more info