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Which is bigger, Greenland or China? With the traditional Mercator map Greenland and China look to be the same size, but in reality China is almost four times larger! In response to such discrepancies, Dr. Arno Peters created an equal area map, a new world map that dramatically improves the accuracy of how we see Earth.
One of the most controversial images of the world, the Peters Map was first introduced by Dr. Arno Peters in 1974, and generated a firestorm of debate. Peters was one of the first to assert that maps are unavoidably political. His map claimed to show "Fairness to All Peoples" providing an area accurate portrayal of the world.
Important Features of the Peters Map:
©2015. 36 x 24 inches. Laminated with panels showing other interesting map projections. Grades 4–12.