, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 8–18 | Cite as

Mercator and his map

  • Utpal Mukhopadhyay
General Article


In this article we present briefly some preliminary ideas of map projection, followed by a detailed account of the Mercator projection.


Mercator’s projection developable surfaces loxodrome 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Utpal Mukhopadhyay
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  1. 1.Barasat Satyabharati VidyapithDist. North 24-Parganas West BengalIndia

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