Søren Poulsen, the creator of the World Map, was born in Denmark in 1888.
Having spent part of his life in America, he returned to the village where he
was born by the lake in Klejtrup. In 1943, in connection with the drainage
of the surrounding meadows, the finding of a stone, shaped like Jutland,
inspired Søren Poulsen to create a small world of his own. During the winter
months, with the use of primitive tools, big stones were placed carefully on
the ice – and when spring arrived they could easily be tilted into place – and
slowly the World Map was taking shape.
See the world in miniature with lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges.
Spread out like an atlas, the World Map lies on the banks of a lake
in wonderful green surroundings.
- The World Map was created 1944-1969 by the Danish American, Søren Poulsen
- The Map measures 45 metres by 90 (49 yards by 98).
- One 111-kilometer (69 miles) latitude corresponds to 27 centimetres (11 inches) on the map.
- Owing to the difficulties of spreading out our planet‘s globular shape,
the Northern Hemisphere is marked in two places, thus ensuring a better
impression of the correct distances between the countries.
- Red poles mark the Equator.