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Bonne Projection

 

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  Bonne Projection
Creator Unknown (about 1500)
Group Conic
Property Equal-area
Other Names
Remarks Named after Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), but several predecessor are known, e.g. Barnardus Sylvanus’ world map of 1511.

Equidistant along the central meridian and along each parallel. Free of all distortion along the central meridian and the central parallel, which is at 45° North in the image shown here.

For many years, the Bonne projection has been used in atlases for maps of continents.

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