About the Dymaxion Map
Traditional world maps, projections often distort and divide the land masses in their attempt to show the curved surface of the earth as a flat projection. For example, Greenland appears substantially larger than Australia, although its land mass is actually smaller, the massive continent of Asia does not fit unless divided and the Polar regions are so grossly distorted that they must be shown separately in order to be seen in their entirety.
The projection used for this terrain map, also known as the “Dymaxion Map,” was created by Buckminster Fuller, distinguished mathematician, inventor and 2oth Century visionary. It is the only terrain map of the entire surface of the earth which reveals our planet as it really is – many islands in one (1) ocean – without any visible distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas and without splitting any continents.
About the Topographic Version
The 3D Dymaxion Map helps inform why ancient traders along the Silk Road followed the path they did, why Native American Indians are genetically linked with East Asians, and you may even wonder if humanity sprang from the aqueous out-washed plains of Southeast Asia rather than the sun-parched expanse of East Africa.
Dimensions & Weight
Length: 34 inches
Height: 22 inches
Weight: ~1 lb.
Framed or Unframed
The molded plastic 3D Dymaxion Map comes in an unframed and a white, plastic framed version to provide a convenient, attractive wall hanging option. So explore the added dimension of topographical information and have fun gaining new insights with your new 3D Dymaxion Map!
For more information about the Dymaxion Map, check out these books recommended by the creator of the topographic version of the Dymaxion map: