Anyway, there are lots of interesting conformal projections out there. Some of them are quite pretty so I thought I'd share. I like the use of the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation, better known (to me) from 2D fluid dynamics, to map the world into a variety of polygons. I was also surprised to see that Charles Sanders Peirce worked in this area.
Just for the hell of it I might place a bid on the book.
UPDATE: Come on! 'fess up if you're the person bidding against me!