A Peter's projection, laminated, full colour wall map illustrating the hidden bias of conventional map projections. Includes comprehensive inset information about the map. Easy clean, hard wearing and can be marked with a water based pen. Size 84 x 59cm. Individually rolled in cardboard tubes.
In 1967 Arno Peters, a German filmmaker and historian, devised a map projection identical to Gall's orthographic projection and presented it in 1973 as a "new invention." He promoted it as a superior alternative to the Mercator projection, which was suited to navigation but also used commonly in world maps. The Mercator projection increasingly inflates the sizes of regions according to their distance from the equator. This inflation results, for example, in a representation of Greenland that is larger than Africa, whereas in reality Africa is 14 times as large!
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