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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


Mapping the Cosmos

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0027
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

There is no way to transcribe the features of the Earth’s spherical surface onto a flat map without some distortion. All maps distort the geography of the sphere. The familiar Mercator maps inflate ... More


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