The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and
controversial, images of the world. When this map was first introduced by
historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in
1974 it generated a firestorm of debate. The first English-version of the map
was published in 1983, and it continues to have passionate fans as well as
The earth is round. The challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections. Each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses. Choosing among them is an exercise in values clarification: you have to decide what's important to you. That is generally determined by the way you intend to use the map. The Peters Projection is an area accurate map.