Amazing Maps of the World
This particular map provides a lot of perspective about how overpopulated most developing nations are.
It can be clearly seen that half the world lives in south and east Asia
And that shaded area is inhabited by deadly animals!
A 1927 Paramount Studio Map of California suggesting locations where movies could be shot, instead of going to the actual places.
In the novel, the boundaries of these three powers are described, as follows:
"Eurasia comprises the whole of the European part of the European and Asiatic landmass, from Portugal to the Bering Strait. Oceania comprises the Americas, the Atlantic islands including the British Isles, Australasia and the Southern portion of Africa. Eastasia, smaller than the others and with a less definite western frontier, comprises China and the countries to the south of it, the Japanese islands and a large but fluctuating portion of Manchuria, Mongolia and Tibet."
This map is no more right or wrong than the current ones with the north on top. Just a different perspective.