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Mercator's Résumé

in Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534312
eISBN:
9780226534329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534329.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Gerard Mercator was an introspective and energetic chap who was competent in science, honest and well liked, technically savvy and clever with his hands, curious about the world around him, ... More


Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection

Mark Monmonier

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534312
eISBN:
9780226534329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534329.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book offers an account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy, first taking us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the ... More


Oxford, c. 1580 Passages

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the period after Hakluyt became an ordained priest. Despite this clerical commitment, Hakluyt's interests, at least as they can be judged from his writings, lay in geography, ... More


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