Mercator lived in an exciting age in which numerous inventions and discoveries influenced one another, creating the potential for huge leaps in art, religion and science. The discovery of new continents and the development of new types of ships and methods of navigation are the most emblematic breakthroughs of this irrepressible period, in which new ideas gave rise to new conceptions of the world.Thomas Horst

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  • Horst, T. (2011) Le monde en cartes : Gérard Mercator (1512-1594) et le premier atlas du monde, Gütersloh/Munich : Faksimile Verlag et Bruxelles : Fonds Mercator.