A map drafted in 1942 by geophysicist and oceanographer Athelstan Spilhaus in which the oceans take centre stage and landmass is negative space.

Mapping website La Cartographe sez:

It’s both awesome and totally confusing, The deformation is such that the American and Asian continents are completely torn apart. Europe, Africa, and South-East Asia, on the other hand, maintain a coherent form. This projection is rarely used and it is a shame!

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