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25 Extraordinary Patriotic Tattoo Collection on Mercator constructed his first globe in 1537 for his mentor, Frisius. In lieu of time-consuming methods for creating globes by engraving directly to a spherically shaped wood or brass form, Mercator developed a method in which papiermch was applied over a wood mold for 782 Mercator, Gerardus Inventors and Inventions The Mercator Projection Late Renaissance exploration of the world, especially the Americas, brought an increased demand for maps to support navigation at sea. A long-standing problem for seafarers was difficulty holding a line of constant compass bearing, or loxodrome, resulting in navigation errors of hundreds of miles. Flemish cartographer and mathematician Gerardus Mercator is credited with developing the first projection capable of maintaining loxodromes as straight lines. The term projection refers to a mathematical system for transferring information from the spherical shape of Earth to a flat surface. Mercator’s cylindrical projection featured parallels (lines of latitude) and meridians (lines of longitude) crossing at right angles. Whereas meridians on the spherical Earth converge at the poles, they remain equidistant on the Mercator projection. 25 Extraordinary Patriotic Tattoo Collection 2016.

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