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Mollweide

SCN 1251

SCN 159

Hammer-Aitoff

     The Hammer projection, sometimes called the Aitoff projection, erroneously, is similar to the Mollweide. But where the parallels on the Mollweide are parallel to the equator, those on the Hammer projection curve toward the poles.
     The Nicaraguan stamp was issued in 1955 to mark the 50th anniversary of Rotary International. The map is centered on approximately 85 E.

SCN 765

     Another presentation of the Hammer-Aitoff projection is on the three stamp set issued in 1968 by Samoa to mark the International Human Rights Year.

SCN 295

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