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1 Crane, Nicholas Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet
New York, NY Henry Holt & Company 2003 0805066241 / 9780805066241 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Illustrations & Photos 
xiii, 348 pp, quarterbound w/yel papercovered boards w/maroon papercovered spine, dj cream-brown-yel-green w/color illustrated frontpanel of world map. Gerard Mercator lived through the era of intellectual and scientific expansion. Among those fueling this progressd were the cartographers who sifted through the constant flow of information and evidence to create ever more accurate pictures of the planet. The early navigation charts used by sailors did not account for the fact that the world was round. Mercator solved the dimensional riddle that had vexed cosmographers for so long. 
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