Mercator's projection


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a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder

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Mercator's Projection, as it was called, revolutionized navigation and science in the late 1500s and endures today.
Freedom, for Hanson, is defined by a particularly expansive reading of Mercator's projection.
Mercator's projection, devised as a navigational aid in the 16th century, showed lines of longitude as straight vertical lines, equidistant apart at all latitudes, with horizontal distances stretched above and below the Equator; exaggerated near the Poles.
The visual effect of Mercator's projection was to place Europe -- and especially the British Isles -- in the centre of the new world map.