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An accompaniment to Mitchell"s map of the world on Mercator"s projection

containing an index to the various countries, cities, towns, islands represented on the map ... also a general description of the five great divisions of the globe, America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceanica with their several empires, kingdoms, states territories, &c

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Published by S.A. Mitchell in Philadelphia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 46629, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 46629
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination7 microfiches (320 fr.)
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24628755M
ISBN 100665466293

Gerard de Kremer Mercator's real name was born in Dumpelunde, Flanders. The Peters projection, by contrast, shows all the continents according to their true sizes, which is apparently fairer. Moreover, the Mercator projection is truly invaluable to society for its utility to navigators and geography students. Does it symbolize years of European oppression? The equator is a circle with radius the radius of the Earth and circumferenceand the parallel at latitude is a circle of radius and circumference.

Primum sphaerae superficiem ita in planum extendere, ut situs locorum tam secundem directionem distantiamque veram quam secundum longitudinem latitudinemque debitam undequaque inter se correspondeant, ac regionum figurae in sphera apparentes, quatenus fieri potest, serventur, ad quod nova meridianorum ad parallelos habitudine et situs opus fuit, quae enim a geographis hactenus editae sunt conscriptiones meridianorum curvitate et ad invicem inclinatione inidoneae sunt ad navigationes, in extremitatibus quoque figuras situsque regionum, propter obliquam meridianorum in parallelos incidentiam, adeo mire distorquent, ut agnosci non possint, nec distantiarum rationes observari. My third reaction, however, came from the Swattie in me: I looked up the Mercator and Peters projections on the internet. The Mercator projection is still commonly used for areas near the equator, however, where distortion is minimal. He soon thereafter published the more significant A New American Atlas and the New General Atlas…, both going through several editions from to

It is less practical for world maps, however, because the scale is distorted; areas farther away from the Equator appear disproportionately large. Colton and company. Because most navigators in the sixteenth century relied on their own personal and very secret maps, acceptance of the map projection wasn't immediate. Cylindrical projections[ edit ] The spherical approximation of Earth with radius a can be modelled by a smaller sphere of radius R, called the globe in this section. If you draw a straight line between two points on a map created using the Mercator projection, that line represents the direction you need to sail to travel between the two points.


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So the parallel at latitude is stretched by a factor. So which projection is better? His earliest known catalog, listing botanical, medical and other scientific works, appeared in He just said It is for these reasons that we have progressively increased the degrees of latitude towards each pole in proportion to the lengthening of the parallels with reference to the equator.

Pax illic immota ducem comitata potentem Justitiam, et Pietas nullo tristata labore Jucundas, faciles, et amico plebis habenas Obsequio firmas faciunt, animique per omnes Fortunae eventus robur constanter adaugent Aspirante deo, nec si quid turbinis atri Invida virtutis commoto Acheronte ciebit Impietas, timor ullus adest, pater optimus ille Culmine qui mundi residens nutu omnia solo Cogit, opus regnumque suum non deseret unquam.

Legend 14 The Ganges and the geography of south-east Asia. Original platemark visible. Use the Peters projection to find your way to the store and you might end up in Duluth. Madagascar and the United Kingdom look about the same size, but Madagascar is twice as big as the UK and is more comparable in size to Sweden.

Conformal projections preserve angles An accompaniment to Mitchells map of the world on Mercators projection book all locations. Although map historian Water Ristow speculates that Colton sold his copyrights to Johnson and his business partner, another Vermonter named Ross C. Griffing Johnson no clear relation and date to the mids, however it was not until that An accompaniment to Mitchells map of the world on Mercators projection book Johnson firm published its first significant work, the Johnson's New Illustrated Steel Plate Family Atlas.

Namely, the Mercator projection minimizes non-European or American countries and continents while enlarging privileged world powers. Johnson's map of the American Southwest, for example, appeared in more than 17 different states, each illustrating minor variations to the rapidly chasing geography of that region.

Johnson maps from the Family Atlas are notable for their unique borders, of which there are four different designs, the "strapwork border" from tothe "fretwork border" from to and the "spirograph border" in —and a more elaborate version of the same from From toJohnson introduced a new border that featured elaborate Spirograph style geometric designs, which was used from to Reliquus ambitus septentrionalis a Plinio transcensis Riphaeis jugis describitur, et ex sinistro littore Scythici oceani Norvegiam Suediam et Finlandiam sub nominibus Balthia Basilia Scandinavia et Eningia perlustrat lib For example, a Mercator map printed in a book might have an equatorial width of Other than the first edition, the atlas itself has no true editions.

Because most navigators in the sixteenth century relied on their own personal and very secret maps, acceptance of the map projection wasn't immediate. Inseven North American professional geographic organizations including the American Cartographic Association, National Council for Geographic Education, Association of American Geographers, and the National Geographic Society adopted a resolution that called for a ban on all rectangular coordinate maps, including the Mercator and Peters projections.

Mercator projectionThe Mercator projection is a transformation of a cylindrical projection used for navigation. The routes taken by various important explorers, including Cook, Wilkes U. Johnson maps, purely American in their style and execution, chronicle some of the most important and periods in American history including the Civil War, the Westward Expansion, and the Indian Wars.

See Article History Mercator projection, type of map projection introduced in by Gerardus Mercator. Mapsand others use a variant of the Mercator projection for their map images [13] called Web Mercator or Google Web Mercator.

The most prominent is Gerardus Mercator and the other is his son, Rumold, a prominent mapmaker in his own right. But Mercator does provoke the question: what other aspects of our everyday lives have secret histories? The Mercator map was designed as an aid to navigators with straight lines, loxodromes or rhumb lines—representing lines of constant compass bearing—that are perfect for "true" direction.

Colton and Company".As a result of these criticisms, modern atlases no longer use the Mercator projection for world maps or for areas distant from the equator, preferring other cylindrical projections, or forms of equal-area projection.

The Mercator projection is still commonly used for areas near the equator, however, where distortion is minimal. Nov 21,  · The Mercator map has always been inadequate as a world map due to its rectangular grid and shape, but geographically illiterate publishers once found it useful for designing wall, atlas, and book maps, even maps found in newspapers published by non-geographers.

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