Creating a basemap instance

When creating a basemap instance, why did we specify the upper and lower longs from -80 to 80? I thought it would be -90 to 90?

m = Basemap(projection = 'merc', llcrnrlat = -80, urcrnrlat = 80, llcrnrlon = -180, urcrnrlon = 180)
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Hi @RayOjel,

The values depend on the map region we are trying to project.

Screenshot 2020-04-01 at 5.47.21 PM

Best,
Sahil

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