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Gerardus Mercator’s Globe
200px-Erdglobus Mercator globe

Origin

Gerardus Mercator

Type

Globe

Effects

Creates a large scale three dimensional view of the world

Downsides

None Identified

Activation

Touch

Collected by

Warehouse 10

Section

Echo-35R

Aisle

8765-309

Shelf

27843-2655-08

Date of Collection

July 12, 1681

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OriginsEdit

Gerardus Mercator was a cartographer who created a new world map, with the continents shown flat on a map without including the way the curvature of the earth affects the shape of the landmasses. He was the first to call a group of maps an atlas.

EffectsEdit

When touched, the wooden panels slide apart and an area the size of eight feet becomes enveloped in the globe. It projects a three dimensional view of the world from space, which can be turned and rotated when the user moves their hands in a similar fashion. It appears as a predecessor to modern day holograms, which was used as a basis for the Hugo-1 System projection.

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