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    Re: Showing a Mercator Projection is not a perspective projection
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2017 Jan 1, 23:30 -0800

    From: Robin Stuart
    Date: 2016 Dec 31, 12:43 -0800 

    The relevant text can be found here. Probably the key phrase is "this sphaerical superficies iIncreasing successively from the Aequino∣ctial towards either pole, until it come to be of aequal diameter with the cylinder". I'll leave to you to decide whether this description is consistent with my interpretation.

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    I am attaching Edward Wright's own explanation, it starts at page 18 of the attached PDF.

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