1871 Berghaus/Perthes - Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection

SOLD: Excellent 1871 world map with extensive detail, original Edward Stanford case

Title:

Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection

Map maker:

Hermann Berghaus, Justus Perthes

Place and Year:

Gotha, 1871

Dimensions:

152 x 93 cm (62 x 36.6 in)

Technique:

Chromolithograph

Coloring:

Original color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Large 19th century folding map of the world filled with an incredible amount of detail. The map is centered on North and South American, with a varied array of insets depicting cities, straits, islands, and more.

This is a map that tells the story of the geography of the world alongside the expanding technological and commercial reach of human populations; among the many subjects presented are steamship lines and routes, drift ice, sailing routes, telegraph lines, wind course directions, and ocean currents.

First published 1863, this the 6th edition.

CONDITION NOTES

Excellent. Laid on linen. Minor staining.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00428

REFERENCES

Rumsey 3154.000.

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