Mercator's projection

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Noun1.Mercator's projection - a map projection of the earth onto a cylinderMercator's projection - a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder; areas appear greater the farther they are from the equator
map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
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He stood with a map on Mercator's projection before him, swaying to the swinging of the ship and talking of guns and tonnage, of ships and their build and powers and speed, of strategic points, and bases of operation.
Extract from A new chart of the world on Wright's or Mercator's projection in which are exhibited all the parts hitherto explored .
Mariners benefited most from Mercator's projection, which allowed for easy navigation of the high seas with thumb lines (clear-cut routes with a constant compass bearing) for true direction.