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Fournier II




Meridians: Central meridian is straight. Other meridians are elliptical arcs equally spaced along the equator but not along other parallels.
Parallels: Straight lines, with spacing decreasing toward the poles.
Poles: Points.
Symmetry: Along the central meridian and the equator.


True only at 50°28′ on the central meridian.


Severe. Undistorted at at 50°28′N/S on the central meridian. Away from the equator and central meridian, distortion is dominated by angular deformation.

Similar projections

Has the same parallel spacing as Bacon’s globular projection, but meridians are constructed differently. Apianus II is an elliptic pseudocylindric projection of the same dimensions.


Presented by Georges Fournier of France in 1643.

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