Map of the world by Gerardus Mercator, 1569

Map of the world by Gerardus Mercator, 1569

Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator published this map of the world, Nova et Aucta Orbis Terrae Descriptio ad Usum Navigatium Emendate, in 1569. It was the first map to use his "Mercator projection," which became the standard projection for navigational maps.

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