World map eastern hemisphere. These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use. To request permission for other purposes please contact the rights and permissions department. The eastern hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of earth which is east of the prime meridian which crosses greenwich london uk and west of the antimeridian which crosses the pacific ocean and relatively little land from pole to pole. The northern hemisphere includes all of north america the northern reaches of south america about two thirds of africa all of asia excluding parts of indonesia and all of europe.
In the northern hemisphere the antipodes is often used to refer to australia and new zealand and antipodeans to their inhabitants. On the map shown and for that matter on all other maps the arctic circle antarctic circle equator prime meridian tropic of cancer and tropic of capricorn are imaginary lines. Help with opening pdf files. Eventually i plan to write a book called talessmans atlas of world history which will include hundreds of maps showing world history and world history maps that show the borders of civilizations and locations of tribes from prehistoric times to the present approximately every 50 to 100 years.