Peters' projection

Peters' projection

n
(Physical Geography) a form of modified world map projection that attempts to reflect accurately the relative surface areas of landmasses, an approach which gives greater prominence (than do standard representations) to equatorial countries. Compare Mercator projection
[C20: named after Arno Peters, German historian]
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His language is frequently exaggerated and prejudiced, as when he describes Australian Stuart McArthur's text about his 1979 "Universal Corrective Map of the World" (with south at the top) as "pure teenage, testosterone-lashed Ocker", and Arno Peters of Peters' Projection fame as having "got his sackcloth Unterhosen in such a twist".
The arrival of the heavily propagandised equal-area Peters' projection was supported by development groups anxious to show the true aerial extent of the Third World.