Did you know that the total area North America, including Canada is only 63% of the size of the African Continent, or that China is actually four times larger than Greenland, and yet most maps based on the Mercator projection show Greenland to be larger than China! Cartographers (map makers) over the centuries have struggled with how to accurately represent our spherical globe on a flat sheet of paper, with the result that many of the earlier flat maps, which were produced by North Europeans, tended to overemphasise Europe and North America to the detriment of the Southern Hemisphere.
The Peters Projection Map produced by the German historian Arno Peters, is designed to correct the distortion of many flat maps by showing all areas, whether countries, continents or oceans in equal proportion, so that for the first time it is possible to accurately compare countries on opposite sides of the globe, and see their relative size to each other. With the result that Russia and Canada appear smaller than we are used too, with South America, Australia and in particularly Africa, appearing much larger.
Each continent is allocated a different colour shading, with the Americas in green, Africa in yellow, Australasia in Orange, Asia in purple and Europe in red.
This map is supplied with a laminate coating offering durability and the option to use of a dry wipe marker on the map.
Peters Projection maps are also available as folded paper maps which you can see here.
|Publisher||WorldView Publications (formerly Oxfam)|
|Product Type||Flat Laminated Wall Map|
|Scale||Scale 1:1 230 000 000|
|Dimensions||53cm x 77 cm|
|Item weight||0.372 Kg|
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