Friday, December 18, 2009

TRIVIA - BOOK OF MAPS





A
book of maps is called an atlas because the innovative sixteenth century Flemish geographer Gerardus Mecator's book of maps detailing various portions of Europe sported on its cover a picture of the Greek titan Atlas holding the world on his shoulders--and this book beca
me known as the atlas.



Gerardus Mercator


3 comments:

CV said...

I know this one, T2!

Bay Martin said...

Atlas is a famous Titan. Are you studying mythology now?

Joseph said...

I know this, too, CV!