PETERS PROJECTION WORLD MAP - Placemat
The Peter's Map is a map projection that chooses to emphasize proper size proportion, and thus forfeits accuracy in country shapes. You just can't project a spherical world onto a flat sheet of paper without some kind of distortion. A common misconception, corrected by a Peter's Equal Area Projection World Map, is that Greenland is so very, very large. By viewing it on a globe or equal-area projection map, you can see that it is not as huge as commonly thought.
Learn all about the world ith this handy world map placemat! The back of the placemat has more information on this famous equal area world map and other alternative map projections.