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THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN MAP

Whoever said that North must be up? This map challenges the basic notion of "up" and "down."

This Africa-centered map, a Van der Grinten projection, challeneges some rather common assumptions:  that the North Pole is at the top of the world and the United States is at the center of the world. 

This map shows the poles reversed from the traditional view with the South Pole at the top and North Pole at the bottom. Australia and South America appear near the top while Iceland, Greenland and Canada are near the bottom. It also shows Africa/Europe at the center of the world rather than the more traditional perspective we get from maps available in the United States where the United states is the center of the world. 

This is a great way to shake people up and help them question their assumptions.

Size: 56 x 36"

$35.00 (laminated)

 

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