begins her account by giving the longitude of Bethlehemat the Time our Lord Jesus Christ vouchsafed there to be born for us.
Squire, Jane. A Proposal for Discovering Our Longitude. Printed for the author, and sold by P. Vaillant and F. Needham, 1742.
, the famous sixteenth-century cartographer, had also chosen...
published his famous map of the world (the Mercator Projection, which at the price of some inaccuracy of scale, depicts the spherical globe as a flat surface).
The engraver Abraham Ortelius
published the first world atlas based on scientific measurements, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; Gerhard Mercator
followed with his Atlas, 1585-1595, which gave the genre its current name.