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The World
To His Most Gracious Majesty George the IVth. This delineation of the present state of geographical knowledge is with permission most humbly dedicated by His Makesty's most obedient & very devoted servant, James Gardner 1825. Engraved by W. Alexander, 50 Strand, London. London : James Gardner, 1825. Engraved map with original outline hand colouring, 1370 x 2640 mm, dissected into 96 sections and laid on eight linen sheets, with the additional original copperplate engraved title sheet and original box of marbled cars with gilt-tooled morocco spine. The box and each sheet with ex libris and de-accession stamps and pasted title labels (I. Europa und Nord Africa, II. Ost Asien, III. Sud Africa, IV. Australien, A. Russisch America, B. Vereinigte Staaten a West Indien, C. Sud America, D. Polynesien, Titelblatt), some wear to the box but complete and the map in fine condition. "Perhaps the first (in 1825) and certainly the most ambitious of his maps" (“James Gardner 1808-1840” David L Walker, Sheetlines, 101 (December 2014), pp 31-38 (
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