Old Flat Earth World Map, 1892, by Alexander Gleason - Rare Patented Polar Azimuthal Projection
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If you happen to believe the Earth is flat... or you know someone who does... then this is one of the finest flat Earth maps that you can buy!
Published in 1892, the creator of this map, Alexander Gleason, also believed that the world was flat. Though there was no evidence for this, he even wrote 'SCIENTIFICALLY AND PRACTICALLY CORRECT' at the top of the map. This quite a smart map - the numbers around the outside of the central disc show that longitude and time zones can be calculated quite simply by flattening the globe.
In any case, whether the world is or isn't flat, this map is a wonderfully rendered polar azimuthal projection of the world, with North America and Russia at the top.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (31x41cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm) and 24x32 inches (61x81cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100 inches (250cm) tall. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (61x45.5cm) version of this map.
Many country and city names are on this map. Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain label is on the map or not.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone who likes to travel, or someone with a nerdy interest in cartography perhaps.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.