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
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
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.