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Peters Projection World Map, A more accurate map without political size distortions

Gall-Peters Map Projection (equal area cylinders) meant to combat inherent Eurocentrism in Mercator Projection, originally created to allow European ocean circumnavigation of globe

Ha Ha! Joke for geography geeks. S/O to AP Human Geo because I can now successfully name these maps without looking.

Africa's true size will blow you away

What your favorite map projection says about you. This made me laugh out loud. I hate the Peters Projection. Yes, I am that much of a map nerd.

The world doesn't look like you think it does. (Really!) Here's why... (Plus, "West Wing" bonus clip to explain it all...)

The Peters Projection map reveals how large Africa really is compared to the rest of the world

Horse Map of the World: origin of some thirty breeds of horses, 1936 #map #horses

Horse Map of the World: The countries of origin of some thirty breeds of horses, including the foundation sires of the modern racing thoroughbred, 1936

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Peters Projection World Map tries to capture the real relative sizes of Earth's continents.

Geologic maps of U.S. National Parks: Hawaii.

Wildly Colorful Geologic Maps of National Parks (And How to Read Them)

“A View of the Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers and Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World”, published by Orr & Smith in London (1836), featuring 44 rivers and a hundred or so mountains.

I love this kind of stuff. “A View of the Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers and Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World”, published by Orr & Smith in London featuring 44 rivers and a hundred or so mountains.

The world and all its continents were discovered by a Chinese admiral named Zheng He, whose fleets roamed the oceans between 1405 and 1435. His exploits, which are well documented in Chinese historical records, were written about in a book which appeared in China around 1418 called “The Marvellous Visions of the Star Raft”.

China beat Columbus to it, perhaps

Chinese explorer Zheng He may have discovered America before Columbus, according to new book. Does a Chinese map prove that Christopher Columbus was not the first explorer to navigate the New World?

Two meticulous maps showing the names and locations of every brothel, bar, casino and saloon that existed in the Levee District between 1870 and 1905.     Completed by Levee historian Bryan Lloyd.

Two meticulous maps showing the names and locations of every brothel, bar, casino and saloon that existed in the Levee District between 1870 and Completed by Levee historian Bryan Lloyd. Inspiration for mapping my own invented towns.

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