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Mercator world map with a different centerpoint and orientation. Another map that seems to challenge convention and distort the planet, this west-up Mercator projection (the cylindrical style world maps invented by Gerardus Mercator in 1569 and possibly the most common type of map ever) centered on Greenland instead of Europe is no more or less accurate than the world maps you’re used to seeing.

Mercator world map with a different centerpoint and orientation. Another map that seems to challenge convention and distort the planet, this west-up Mercator projection (the cylindrical style world maps invented by Gerardus Mercator in 1569 and possibly the most common type of map ever) centered on Greenland instead of Europe is no more or less accurate than the world maps you’re used to seeing.

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