Meridian of Antwerp
The meridan of Antwerp is one of several prime meridians that have been used for geographic referencing. It is running through the city of Antwerp, in Flanders, Belgium, and forming the 0° longitude upon which some Belgian maps were based. This is also where Gerardus Mercator published the first modern atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, first printed in 1570.
- Notes and queries By Oxford Journals. 1855, p. 163 http://books.google.com/books?id=iLkNAQAAIAAJ&lpg=PA284&ots=_oXiWjhQjQ&dq=Antwerp%20meridian&pg=PA284#v=onepage&q=Antwerp%20meridian&f=false
- Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: and made easy to ... By James Ferguson, Robert Patterson. 1809, p. 284 http://books.google.com/books?id=g1UCAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA263&ots=ucy_wvTeoj&dq=meridian%20of%20Antwerp&pg=PA263#v=onepage&q=meridian%20of%20Antwerp&f=false
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