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Which is bigger, Greenland or China? With the traditional Mercator map Greenland and China look to be the same size but in reality China is almost 4 times larger! In response to such discrepancies, Dr. Arno Peters created an equal area map, a new world map that dramatically improves the accuracy of how we see the Earth. The latest maps comes in a variety of formats: laminated; paper folded; spring roller mounted, oversize laminated, and synthetic paper oversize.
For the previous 2007 edition - Size was 35'' x 50''  -- There is no more stock of these.

There are now several options for an updated Peters Map -
The newest large size Peters Map with South Sudan is available
HERE and is 39x50".
The 2014 updated large version does NOT include the side text panel on the right of the map.
We now are have a 2015 mid-size version which is available in the following two formats:
24"x36" with the map only
24"x36" with the side explanation panel and bottom comparison panels
and we also have an 11"x17" Desktop Peters Map HERE
Call 413-549-1293 for help deciding which map is best for you.

Price:  $20.00
No longer available

Peters Equal Area Wall Map  


June 21, 2001
Contact: Kate Larson, 800-736-1293

Map Makes History On WEST WING (watch the video clip HERE)

TV's favorite press secretary, West Wing's CJ Craig "freaked out" at the sight of a new view of the world. The show is fictional, but the map is fact! CJ was stunned by the real Peters Projection world map.

What CJ Craig saw on June 20th's episode of NBC's WEST WING is a map commonly seen in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America although almost unheard of in North America. Until West Wing's script writers discovered the map! A fictional group, the Organization of Cartographers for Social Equality, pitched President Bartlet's staff to "aggressively support" legislation mandating every public school in America teach geography using the Peters Projection map.

Developed by Arno Peters and introduced in Europe in 1974, more than 83 million maps are now in circulation world-wide. Distributed by ODT, Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts, this new view of the world is a shock to many first time viewers like CJ. The countries look different from what we are used to seeing. In fact, the Peters Projection map shows all countries in their true size and proportion. One square inch on the map represents an equal number of square miles anywhere in the world. Peters Projection World maps are available from local book or map stores or directly from ODT, Inc. at 1-800-736-1293

The Peters Projection map has generated a firestorm of controversy. It has passionate fans and staunch detractors. Conservative Thomas Sowell criticized advocates of "political correctness" for supporting the Peters Projection in "Vision of the Anointed." Many faith-based, social justice organizations, including Oxfam, the National Council of Churches, and the Mennonite Central Committee, support the Peters as being more accurate and more-importantly…fair to all peoples.

The Peters is in a class of map projections called equal-area maps. On the familiar Mercator projection, Greenland appears to be the same size as Africa. However Africa, at 11.6 million square miles, is really more than 14 times larger than Greenland at 0.8 million square miles. Please feel free to link your web site to the "Explanation of the Peters Projection Map."

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