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WHY YOU NEED

A GLOBE

rather than a mere

map (Mercator projection map, to be more precise).

SADLY I’VE MISPLACED THE SOURCE

but these images are just a couple out of a whole intriguing heap— 23 more words

Political

Beautiful Belgii - pictured by Hondius

I have got excited about Mercator and his projection before!  This particular map, is a lovely edition of the 17 Provinces of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. 63 more words

Cartography

The Earth Is Flat

Many years ago, everyone believed that the Earth was flat. if you sailed too far in a ship, you would fall off the edge. This was an accepted fact, and nobody disputed it. 352 more words

Projecting his methods on the world

You may have heard of Mercator’s projection.  This was a rather clever method of showing grid lines, known as “cylindrical projection” which gives the ability to portray a curved earth on a flat surface. 139 more words

Cartography