Globular Projection

Up Catalog

     In 1852 on her maiden voyage the Marco Polo, the "fastest ship in the world, made the round-trip from Liverpool to Melbourne and back, curcumnavigating the globe in 5 months, 21 days.
     The projection used to plot the course of the Marco Polo, is a globular projection with circles for both meridians, and parallels. It is similar to Lambert's Azimuthal Equal-area Projection published by Johann H. Lambert in 1772.

SCN 1779A