a. Patent Description

“Dymaxion” Map,
Cartography Patent
R. BUCKMINSTER
FULLER
(1944):

DYMAXION MAP (1946):*


US Patent No.:
2,393,676
Application:
February 25, 1944
Serial No.:
523,842
Patented:
January 29, 1946

*- Inventions,
The Patented Works of
R. Buckminster Fuller, R. Buckminster Fuller







Plan of the patent of the Dymaxion projection. The six squares and eight spherical triangles that result from the cuboctahedron’s outward projection are divided into a regular grid of squares and equilateral triangles.

Shoji Sadao, Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for a New Millennium, T. K. Zung, ed.