it to French clergy known to Antoine Perrenot, Mercator's friend. Ex Eclipsibvs Et Observationibvs Astronomicis omnium temporum concinnata. A large part of Mercator's income came from the sales of his terrestrial and celestial globes. These encounters may well have provided the stimulus to put aside his problems with theology and commit himself to geography. Elaborated from astronomical observations of eclipses for all times. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list ( link ) Woodward, David,. The letters of Erasmus"d in Crane (2003), p33. It would be a more respectful replacement of a 1538 map by Pieter Van der Beke which had stressed the defiant independence of the Flemish cities.
116 Recently Mercator's projection has been rejected for representations of the world 117 but it remains paramount for nautical charts and its use stands as his enduring legacy. Almost 40 extra maps were added (including Spain and Portugal) and in 1606 a new edition appeared under his name but with full acknowledgement that most maps were created by Mercator. Mercator's solution was to make the scale of his chart increase with latitude in a very special way such that the rhumb lines became straight lines on his new world map. It proved to be a vast task and he, perfectionist that he was, seemed unable to cut short his ever-expanding researches and publish: as a result it was to be another ten years before the map appeared. 118 eugenics Program Chapter 6: "Globes in Renaissance Europe" by Elly Dekker. Gemma Frisius terrestrial globe. It was invaluable as an accurate guide for the planned Catholic invasion of England by Phillip II of Spain.