Gerardus Mercator’s (1512 – 1594) was a pioneer in modern mapmaking, creating a new approach to cartography that changed how the world created and viewed maps. Mercator, a Flemish mapmaker, developed a technique for charting the earth which accurately depicted a round object on a flat surface. His innovation, called the Mercator Projection, for the first time allowed sailors to travel long distances with minimal changes in compass readings. Ultimately, for his groundbreaking views of the world, he was jailed for religious heresy.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.