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THE WORLD IN HEMISPHERES + Mountains & Rivers Chart, Fullarton antique map c1860
- THE WORLD IN HEMISPHERESWith Comparative Views of the Heights of the Principal Mountainsand Basins of the Principal RiversOn the Globe.byG.H.SwanstonPublished by Archibald Fullarton, London & Edinburgh circa 1860 in"The Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography" A highly decorative large format original antique map of The World in Hemispheres.The comparative Mountains and Rivers chart runs beneath the twin hemispheres and a series of nine interesting charts are placed around the borders.The extra charts are ; Basins of the Mississippi and Missouri, The Yenesei, Amazon & Tocantins,La Plata, Great Lakes & St.Lawrence, Rhine Danube and Dneiper, Volga & Ural, Ganges & Irawady and The Indus.Alaska is charted as Russian America, Canada as British America and Greenland as Danish America.The coast of Antarctica is sketchily charted with short sections of discovered landfalls in both hemispheres.The high level of detail can be seen in the close up images provided. A crisp impression enhanced with original colouring, printed on heavy grade paper, blank verso. Central fold as issued.A split to the lower section of the centre fold has been reinforced verso and other minor creases and spotting can be seen but are unobtrusive.Approx. 23"x 18" (580mm x 470mm) overall. Archibald Fullarton (1809 -1896) originally published his Royal Illustrated Atlas from 1852 as a part work and it remains an iconic atlas characterized by finely detailed engraving and wonderful illustrations. Even the maps lacking illustrations are delicately coloured in pastel shades and are widely collected for their decorative appeal. A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 140 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTSD317
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