merchant. Example. See also Freedom of the City
Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)
a spherical projection or map
Mercator is a map projection
The barquentine Mercator lies at anchor in Ostend, Belgium. She was named after Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), Flemish cartographer. She was designed by the Antarctic explorer Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) as a training ship for the Belgian merchant fleet.