Modern Maps

Arno Peters – 1973 AD

Arno Peters – 1973 AD

Peters claimed to have created the projection, when in fact, it was essentially the same thing as devised in 1855 by a cartographer named James Gall. Many have recognized this similarity and now you’ll often see Peters’ map called “The Gall-Peters Projection.” http://mentalfloss.com/article/19364/3-controversial-maps

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CIA Map – 1976 AD

CIA Map – 1976 AD

While early travellers were mainly interested in mapping the Indian Ocean for the sake of documenting their journeys and charting navigational routes for other travellers, during the late 20th century there emerged an increased interest in the region from a security perspective. The Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Austin Texas is home to an Indian Ocean map collection that…

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