Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Merca’tor’s Projection is Mercator’s chart or map for nautical purposes.

 Mercador AmanteMerchant of Venice. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Merca’tor’s Projection is Mercator’s chart or map for nautical purposes.
 
The meridian lines are at right angles to the parallels of latitude. It is so called because it was devised by Gerhard Kauffmann, whose surname Latinised is Mercator (Merchant). (1512–1594.)   1
 


 Mercador AmanteMerchant of Venice. 

 
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