It based our'Wide-Angle' map on the rarely seen Sinu-Mollweide projection, giving you a space-jumper's view of the planet. The metallic sheen of the surrounding seas creates the impression of the world reflected in a droplet poured from an alchemist's bottle. We love the futuristic look of this map, which at the same time reminds us of the prehistoric land mass Pangea. Don't be fooled by the unorthodox appearance though, as this is another of our Equal Area projections. This means countries are drawn in their correct proportions to one another, which is only fair in our opinion.
We can guarantee this map will earn its keep: as well as looking incredible on your wall, it will be the centrepiece for many a conversation. We print our maps on to the highest quality FSC approved silk-coated paper using the lithographic printing process.
This works like a mechanised version of traditional screen printing. A plate is made for each colour and then laid down individually, creating a stunning print with maximum definition and impact. A sealer is applied to protect the inks and gloss UV varnish used to add contrast and highlight boundaries.
Developed in 1953 by Allen K Philbrick, this projection fuses the Sinusoidal projection, which was first used in the 16th Century, with Karl Brandan Mollweide's map of 1805 and challenges our assumption of how the flattened globe should look. Still an equal area projection that maintains fidelity of area, we like this projection for its bold graphic view. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "someonegivemeaname" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.