05 March 2012

New Stamps from Germany..



500th anniversary of the birth of Gerhard Mercator



Date of Issue : 5 March 2012


The German Post has issued a stamp to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Gerhard Mercator, (5 March 1512 - 2 December 1594), a German cartographer.

Flemish geographer and cartographer, resident in Germany from 1552 Gerhard Kremer (Gerhard Mercator is a Latinized name) invented the system of map projection that is named after him. This proved a very useful information to many navigators who could using his map sail across the entire ocean on approximately straight paths (called rhumb lines).

125 years in the Harz narrow-gauge railways


Date of Issue : 9 February 2012


Winter holidays in Germany


Date of Issue : 2 January 2012.

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