A Quick Fire History of Maps

Maps can be traced back over 5000 years, being an incredible tool not only for those following the directions but for keeping records for those making the maps. A cartographer is a specialist that draws and creates maps adhering to mathematical rules to ensure every aspect is exact. The first maps thousands of years ago…

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At Butler and Hill we love all things maps, so we would like to wish Gerardus Mercator a very happy birthday, 2012 marks the 500th anniversary of his birth. Those of you who are familiar with your projections will know the Flemish cartographer introduced his Mercator projection to the world, on his map published in…