Twist and turn

The Upsidedown Map Page

It came as a surprise to me after over 20 years of seeing “normal” world maps to come across an upside down one. The most surprising thing was that I found it surprising. It is completely artificial that we have North at the top of a map.


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One Reply to “Twist and turn”

  1. All of the early arab world maps were based on the flow of the Nile, and the Aussies are just being, you know, Aussies.
    Way back when I was small, the guy that my dad worked for at the Y was from Australia and he had a south-is-up map on his wall. And yes it was very odd to look at something from a completely different perspective.

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