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Walker, J and C
TO HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA, THIS MAP OF THE WORLD ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED...LONDON: PUBLISHED BY J. AND C. WALKER ... AND WILLIAM COLLING HOBSON, 1840
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349
Walker, J and C
TO HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA, THIS MAP OF THE WORLD ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED...LONDON: PUBLISHED BY J. AND C. WALKER ... AND WILLIAM COLLING HOBSON, 1840
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Walker, J and C
TO HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA, THIS MAP OF THE WORLD ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED...LONDON: PUBLISHED BY J. AND C. WALKER ... AND WILLIAM COLLING HOBSON, 1840
Large engraved case map (sheet size: 63 x 55 in.; 1600 x 1397 mm). With full period hand-coloring, dissected and linen-backed as issued, the map with insets of both poles and surrounded by descriptive panels of text, with early manuscript additions in the Arctic. Housed in the original green cloth case.
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Rumsey 3820

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TEXAS AS A REPUBLIC AND WITH NEW ARCTIC DISCOVERIES NOTED.

A highly detailed world map recording the very latest of the geographic discoveries, particularly along the northwest coast of America and in the Arctic. An early owner has furthered this with manuscript ink additions, charting discoveries made by Robert McClure on his first navigation of the northwest passage in 1850-54. Contains a bold depiction of Texas as a Republic, here distinctly colored in purple and with a separate entry in the text surround listing its population as 38,000.

The surrounding panels of text provide an extraordinary amount of information on the countries of the world: population, size of countries, chief productions, important towns and cities, values of imports and exports, national debt, number of naval vessels and distances.

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