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STANFORD, Edward (1827-1904) / John ARROWSMITH (1790-1873)
A Chart of the World on Mercator s Projection Shewing (sic) the Principal Ocean Steam Routes, the Submarine Telegraph &c.
Edward Stanford, 1881. STANFORD, Edward (1827-1904), after John ARROWSMITH (1790-1873): A Chart of the World on Mercator s Projection Shewing (sic) the Principal Ocean Steam Routes, the Submarine Telegraph &c. London: Edward Stanford, 1881. Engraved case map of the world in 40 segments (26 ½ x 44 ¾ inches) mounted to original linen backing with promotional self-wrappers ( Stanford s Two-Shilling Series of Tourists Guides / New Maps and New Editions ), recording steam routes incl. travel times and underwater telegraph cables; map inserts of the Arctic and Antarctica (polar projection) in lower right and lower left quadrants. Condition: very good with original color in outline; small creasing in lower right corner and some isolated foxing. Edward Stanford, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, acquired the plates and stock of John Arrowsmith in 1874. Note some scattered annotations regarding the achievements of 19th century naval officers and explorers that Stanford added to the present map, incl. the mention of William Parry s (1790-1855) attempt on the North Pole from the northern shores of Spitsbergen in 1827 (recorded beyond the neatline of the present map). L6B311
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