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What is the Mercator™ font?

Mercator Set designed by Arthur Baker, USA
Gerardus Mercator was born in the Netherlands in 1512. His name has become synonymous with the Mercator map projection scheme where our globe is represented as a flat image creating some distortion in the Northern and Southern extremities. It ultimately presents a map of the world with great clarity. As a man of the Renaissance, Mercator also had an interest in such subjects as calligraphy. More…
Contemporary American calligrapher Arthur Baker has studied the penmanship of Mercator and has created this font based on the lettering used on Mercator’s famous world map.
The Mercator set includes alternate Swashes which can be used for specific letters when a more elaborate lettering effect is desired.
Mercator is licensed for release through P22 type foundry Inc./International House of Fonts.

Mercator™ Font families

The Mercator™ font includes the following font families:

  • Mercator
  • Mercator Swash

Mercator™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Mercator™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Mercator™ A free font? Is Mercator™ Free to Download?

No,Mercator™ is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Mercator™ so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Mercator™ for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Mercator™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Mercator™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)