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Mercator Projection, Eurasia Centered

Mercator Projection with Eurasia Centered

Annotation

The map is a Mercator projection that has been altered. Instead of placing North America in the center, the Eurasian land mass is in the middle. This map of the world suggests some of the ways the choices made by mapmakers have a significant impact on our understanding of the world.

This source is a part of the Analyzing Maps methods module.

Credits

Grateful Acknowledgement is made to the following institutions and individuals for permission to publish material from their collections:

Rand McNally Map - Used with permission © RMcN, www.randmcnally.com R.L. S-2003

How to Cite This Source

"Mercator Projection, Eurasia Centered," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/mercator-projection-eurasia-centered [accessed January 28, 2023]