Gerardus Mercator

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Noun1.Gerardus Mercator - Flemish geographer who lived in GermanyGerardus Mercator - Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)
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"Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594) and his influence on globes of the 16th century",
in 1992 when he bought that first antique map - printed in 1595 by the famous Flemish engraver Gerhard Mercator.