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

Place/Date: Gotha / 1871
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Title: Chart of the World on Mercator’s Projection
Technique
Chromolithograph
Dimensions
152 x 93 cm (62 x 36.6 in)
Identifier
NL-00428
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

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 Description

Excellent. Laid on linen. Minor staining.

References

Rumsey 3154.000.

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