The World On Mercators Projection C.1861

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Small size version of a cloth-backed reproduction by Old Folding Maps of “The World on Mercator’s Projection” map published by James Wyld in 1861. The map presents the world with international borders highlighted in colour. Hachures indicate main mountain ranges and the map includes plenty of place names, particularly in the coastal regions and in the already well-explored Pacific Ocean. The interior of Africa is still largely unknown. In USA the map shows individual states; in Australia the south-eastern states are already marked, but the west of the country is still called New Holland.

PLEASE NOTE: in this smaller version many names are hard to decipher even with a magnifying glass – the map is sold mainly for its overall decorative effect. This title is also available in a larger version where place names are easier to read.

This reproduction was taken from what used to be called a “cloth-dissected” map, made when the map itself was cut into sections and each section then individually pasted onto an overall cloth backing for the whole map. In this version the whole map is backed onto cloth in one piece but the gaps between the sections have been reproduced in the printing to preserve the style and the feeling of the original. Each individual cloth-backed map is sold folded in a colourful case covered with a unique design marbled paper – no two cases are identical.

To see the list of all the titles in this series from the Old Folding Maps please click on the series link.

ISBN/EAN: 9786000011918
Size Folded: 15x22cm
Size: 53.5x38cm
Product Type: Folded Map

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