The Mapmaker Who Revolutionised Geography.
The true story of Gerard Mercator, the greatest map-maker of all time, who was condemned to death as a heretic.
‘Geographie and Chronologie I may call the Sunne and the Moone, the right eye and the left, of all history’ In The World of Gerard Mercator, Andrew Taylor chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was condemned to death as a heretic, and the history of that most fascinating conjunction of science and art: the drawing of maps.
The World of Gerard Mercator is a brilliantly readable and absolutely fascinating history for the general reader, describing how our worldview came into being.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 12 / 2005
- 130 x 197mm