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Mercator

July 11, 2013

Gerard Mercator drew Orbis Imago  in 1538. It is his first world map, based on an earlier map by Oronce Fine. It has a few unique features: ‘America’ was used to refer to both North and South America for the first time, with both parts of the New World joined together as one continent. Mercator also […]

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