This scenario is based on the out-of-date Earth crust displacement theory of Charles Hapgood. Before the theory of plate tectonics was accepted, he said that the poles physically moved over millions of years. He used the following as examples of past north poles:
- Hudson Bay
- The body of water between Iceland and Scandinavia
But regardless of Hapgood's fallibility on crust displacement, what would the Mercator projection look like if the north pole were in any of those three listed spots?