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South Up Maps offer a unique and equally valid perspective. 



Hobo-Dyer - Mead Museum version
Originally designed for the Amherst College Mead Art Museum. Created for the Museum at 7 feet wide, ODT has produced a version for your home that fits stock size 24''x36'' poster frames. “The World Turned Upside Down” has never been more elegant!...and afforable. An Equal Area Hobo-Dyer projection with a variety of paper options to fit all budgets & tastes. Click the drop-down menu to pick your choice of paper stock. AVAILABLE now!   Visit our new Mobile-Friendly web site

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Hobo-Dyer Equal Area - Two-sided: North-up Africa-centered/South-up Australia-centered

A map that not only shows true size comparisons, but also turns the world upside down to challenge North-South perceptions. Based on the popularity of the Peters concept of equal area, we produced a similar map, the Hobo Dyer Projection, which offers less elongation than the Peters map but more compression at the poles. This is the map that President Jimmy Carter used to display his agency's efforts at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in December 2002. Prices range from $8.25 for 11''x17'' paper folded map to $424 for a 64'' wide custom map. For larger quantities, special pricing is available to schools and not-for-profit organizations. Also see our new Hobo-Dyer map at 36" wide http://odtmaps.com/detail.asp?product_id=Mead-HOBO-special-14


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What´s Up South World Map

This south-at-the-top map is a great educational tool. It challenges basic notions of ''up'' and ''down.'' True ''up'' from our standpoint on the earth, is away from the center, and the earth in space has no inherent up or down. To emphasize this point, this map includes an inset, which shows global views from various angles. In addition, other inset maps show examples of a variety of projections with notes on their merits and limitations. Prices vary $16.95 - $550. Our best value are the paper folded maps. Also we may have damaged and oddball clearance maps for $8.50 or special volume pricing for schools and frame shops  - to order these CALL US at 800-736-1293. The 2x3' size is perfect for stock 2x3' frames. PLEASE NOTE: Some formats and some sizes are cartographically updated to include South Sudan. The ones with South Sudan are generally more expensive.


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South-up/North-up Hobo-Dyer Equal Area Map

Printed on two sides - One with south on top (Australia-centered), the other with north on top (Africa-centered). A map that not only shows true size comparisons, but also turns the world upside down to challenge North-South perceptions. Based on the popularity of the Peters concept of equal area, we produced a similar map, the Hobo Dyer Projection, which offers less elongation than the Peters map but more compression at the poles. This is the map that President Jimmy Carter used to display his agency's efforts at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in December 2002. Prices begin at $8.25. For larger quantities, special pricing is available to schools and not-for-profit organizations.See our new Hobo-Dyer map at 36'' wide http://odtmaps.com/detail.asp?product_id=Mead-HOBO-special-14/


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McArthur´s Universal Corrective Map

Unique downunder viewpoint with cheeky Aussie humor. Stuart McArthur drew his first South-up map when he was 12 years old. At age 15, after being tormented for coming from the ''bottom of the world,'' Stuart resolved to one day publish a map with Australia at the top. Six years later, while at Melbourne University, he produced the world's first ''modern'' south-up map and launched it on Australia day in 1979. It has sold over 350,000 copies to date. Prices from $20. Many formats on sale now!


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Global Perspective Map set by Russell Lenz

Global Perspective Maps: A set of ten maps, sized 11'' x 16'' printed back-to-back on heavy card stock (5 sheets total). Prepared by Russell H. Lenz, renowned Chief Cartographer of the Christian Science Monitor. Maps include: U.S. as seen from Canada (reproduced on page 47 of SEEING THROUGH MAPS ), Africa as seen from India, East Europe as seen from West Europe, Southeast Asia as seen from People's Republic of China, North Africa as seen from Mideast, People's Republic of China as seen from Japan, Central Africa as seen from South Africa, Soviet Union as seen from Southeast Asia, Latin America as seen from Cuba, and Mideast as seen from Israel. 11'' x 16.''  Five sheets, set of 10 maps for $25. Other formats (2'x3' - limited availability).


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U.S. as seen from Canada

One of the most unusual maps of the USA we've ever seen. A south-on-top map, it features meticulously hand-drawn rivers and mountain ranges. The divisions between states are represented by dotted lines, so one sees the physical relief features first and foremost. This is a view of North America as if one were seeing it from an orbiting space station somewhere over Canada. Approx. 2' x 3'. Free second map if you send us a JPG image of your colored-in version of the map.


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Latin America as seen from Cuba

You will be amazed at the elaborate detail of this map. A south-on-top map of Central and South America featuring meticulously hand-drawn rivers and mountain ranges. Approx. 2' x 3'. Seen as if one were viewing it from an orbiting space station, the physical relief features are prominent. It’s a perfect coloring activity for children or for families working together.


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ANTARCTICA - 5 views of the continent

Includes two views as from space over the South Pole, size comparison with the U.S., boundaries of territorial claims by eight nations, and a physiographic diagram of the continent without its ice. Size: 22'' x 17'' wide. B&W. This series of maps was made in 1989. With global warming you can note the shrinkage of the ice sheet coverage, you can have your students use Google Earth and compare what's missing off this activity filled map. Ships rolled in a tube or folded - depending on the rest of your order. First Quality maps - $7.95; Second Quality maps - $4.00

VOLUME PRICING: 25 maps for $75


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Upside Down World Jigsaw Puzzle

[Ages 12+, 500 pieces] A topsy turvy world in 500 pieces! This jigsaw is based on the Hobo Dyer Equal Area Projection, but flipped - so not only does it have countries represented in the correct size in relation to one another (which most maps don't), it turns our normal perception of up and down on its head!
Bonus: Includes 4 map postcards.
Regular Price - $49.95


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McArthur Postcard

Students and teachers will be inspired by the story of Stuart McArthur. Unique downunder viewpoint with cheeky Aussie humor. Stuart McArthur drew his first South-up map when he was 12 years old. At age 15, after being tormented for coming from the ''bottom of the world,'' Stuart resolved to one day publish a map with Australia at the top. Six years later, while at Melbourne University, he produced the world's first ''modern'' south-up map and launched it on Australia day in 1979. It has sold over 350,000 copies to date.     10 Pack - Was $10.50, Now $8.50          100 Pack - Was $52.00, Now $43.00
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McArthur HUGE Magnet
6'' x 9'' oversized magnet with sturdy 10 mil. lamination. Students and teachers will be inspired by the story of Stuart McArthur. Unique downunder viewpoint with cheeky Aussie humor. Stuart McArthur drew his first South-up map when he was 12 years old. At age 15, after being tormented for coming from the ''bottom of the world,'' Stuart resolved to one day publish a map with Australia at the top. Six years later, while at Melbourne University, he produced the world's first ''modern'' south-up map and launched it on Australia day in 1979. It has sold over 350,000 copies to date. Single Magnet -- $7.50 Package of Five -- $29.95
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