The world turned upside down


The world turned upside down

Item Information

Title:
The world turned upside down
Description:
Oriented with South at the top, this “upside-down” world map presents a disconcerting image, but clearly conveys a message that unconventional world views can be meaningful. Prepared for an organization that reports on global poverty and inequality, the map helps to teach “people to see the world from a broader, more inclusive perspective.” Traditional, north-oriented world maps emphasize Europe and North America, implying that other continents are less important. This contrary perspective places Africa and South America in the center, suggesting that the southern hemisphere’s developing countries are equally important.
Creator:
Dyer, Mick.
Creator:
ODT, Inc
Creator:
New Internationalist Publications (Firm)
Creator:
Oxford Cartographers Ltd
Date:
[ca. 2005]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
World maps
Places:
World
Publisher:
Oxford; Amherst, Mass : Oxford Cartographers; Distributed by ODT, Inc.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Unconventional Maps: Exploring the Stories of Cartographic Curiosities" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011-2012.
Includes three map projection examples and text.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 42 x 82 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given ;
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_007667
Call #:
G3200 2005 .D9x
Barcode:
39999059005973
Terms of Use:
Under copyright.
All rights reserved.