Interrupted Projections

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     An interrupted projection is one where the terrestrial "surface" is cut  in order to avoid the distortions that inevitably arise from projecting the earth's three-dimensional surface onto a two-dimensional plane.
     The map below shows an "interrupted projection" with its center in the Pacific Ocean. I haven't been able to discover or determine which particular projection is used.

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     On this map on an equal area sinusoidal projection the center is in Africa.

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     The Scott catalog for this stamp from Brazil identifies the map as a Mercator Map. If so, it is the only interrupted version of a Mercator projection that I know of.

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