The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating image of the world. Why? Because Peters' map more fairly displayed third world countries than the "popular" Mercator projection map, which distorts and dramatically enlarges the size of Eurasian and North American countries. When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in 1974 it generated a firestorm of debate.
While the Peters projection does (almost) represent land of equal area equally, all map projections distort the shape of the earth, a sphere. Below, however, is a representation of Afrika's size in relationship to other nation based on land mass alone--i.e., area!