Mercator, Gerhardus Originally Gerhard Kremer. 1512-1594. Flemish cartographer just who developed the Mercator projection (1568).
Pertaining to an orthomorphic map projection, by which meridians appear at right-angles into the equator, and lines of latitude are horizontal outlines whoever distance from both increases with length from equator.
Such a projection or chart.
Flemish geographer whom lived-in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of world (1512-1594)