Author:Nicholas Mercator

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Nicholas Mercator

German mathematician, also known by his Germanic name Kauffmann. Fellow of the Royal Society.

Nicholas Mercator


  • Cosmographia, sive, Descriptio coeli et terræ in circulos, quâ fundamentum sternitur sequentibus ordinè Trigonometriæ sphæricorum logarithmicæ, Astronomiæ sphæricæ, Geographiæe, Histiodromiæ, Gnonomicæ. (1651)
  • Hypothesis astronomica nova, et consensus eius cum observationibus (1664)
  • Logarithmo-technia (1668)
  • Institutionum astronomicarum (1676)

Philosophical Transactions[edit]


  • Euclidis Elementa geometrica novo ordine ac methodo fere demonstrata: una cum N. Mercatoris in Geometriam Introductione brevi, qua magnitudinum ortus ex geminis principiis et ortarum affectiones ex ipsa genesi derivantur. (1676)
    • Attributed to Mercator in, for example, Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary, vol. 2 (1815) p. 42

Works about Mercator[edit]

  • Nicholas Mercator in Dictionary of Scientific Biography, D T Whiteside, New York (1970-1990)

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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