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The World According To AuthaGraph
Offbeat  (tags: map, Mercator projection, AuthaGraph, accuracy, distortion, interesting, world )

- 1548 days ago -
The Tokyo-based architect-cum-artist says he has created a new world map which, while employing the same rectangular shape as Mercator's projection, succeeds in showing the world's physical components - its continents and seas, etc.- scaled as accurately
Map That Named America Is a Puzzle for Researchers
Offbeat  (tags: map, world, interesting, america )

- 2869 days ago -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The only surviving copy of the 500-year-old map that first used the name America goes on permanent display this month at the Library of Congress, but even as it prepares for its debut, the 1507 Waldseemuller map remains a puzzle.

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