Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius

Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius

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Credit: MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE/OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hand-Coloured Engraving of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius. Attributed to Colette Hondius, Early 17th Century. Mercator's world map of 1569 used a new projection where sailing courses of constant bearing were represented as straight lines. Mercator was also a leading globe maker. Hondius is best known for his work on maps of Europe and the New World.

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Keywords: british, cartography, england, english, engraving, gerard mercator, globe, great britain, historical, history, illustration, jodocus hondius, map, museum, oxford, science, scientist, uk, united kingdom

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