The Peters World Map is one of the most stimulating and controversial images of the world. Traditional world maps, such as Mercator, exaggerate the scole towards the poles giving a false picture of the relative sizes of different countries.
The earth is round and the challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. There are thousands of map projections, each with certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses.
The Peters projection is an area accurate map: making it easy to compare countries and continents in size.