In 1569 Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) made one of the most significant advances in the history of his discipline. What was it?

Answer: A new map, commonly known as the 1569 Mercator world map. A pioneering event in the history of cartography, it was both the most accurate and useful sailing map ever produced. It serves as the basis of mapmaking to this day.

Source: Gerardus Mercator by Ann Heinrichs

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