Spherical World Map

Useful for political maps it shows the true area of land masses choosing instead to distort their shape. It is a little known fact that captain james cook discoverer of australia new zealand papua new guinea hawaii tahiti and other islands in the pacific was trained as both a navigator and as a mathematician. It became the standard map projection for nautical navigation because of its ability to represent lines of constant course known as rhumb lines or loxodromes as straight segments that conserve the angles with.

spherical world map