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Apian globular I

Apianus globular I


Geocart menu class: Miscellaneous
Neither conformal nor equal area


Meridians: Central meridian is straight. Other meridians are circular arcs equally spaced along the Equator but not along other parallels.
Parallels: Straight lines, equally spaced along the central meridian
Poles: Points
Symmetry: Along the central meridian or the Equator


True along the central meridian and the Equator




Early maps of hemispheres


Presented by Peter Apian (Petrus Apianus or Peter Bienewitz) (1495–1552) of Saxony in 1524

Similar projections

Glareanus (Loritz) has identical meridians, but straight parallels are equally spaced on the 90th meridians.
Apian Globular II has identical parallels, central meridian, and 90th meridians, but other meridians are equally spaced ellipses.
Ortelius Oval is identical within 90° of the central meridian

Description adapted from J.P. Snyder and P.M. Voxland, An Album of Map Projections, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1453. United States Government Printing Office: 1989.