Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 38

"Submarine Cables of the World with the Principal Connections and lines Also Coaling, Docking and Repair Stations", U.S. Navy Dept.

Subject: World

Period: 1896 (dated)

Publication: National Geographic Magazine

Color: Printed Color

47.7 x 27 inches
121.2 x 68.6 cm

A large and fascinating map (drawn on Mercator's projection) that shows routes over the ocean joining the land-based communication routes. Extensive legend identifies coaling, docking and repair facilities by the size and power of cable laying vessels they can accommodate. All countries of the world shown in outline and named. This example bears a rubber stamp "Natl Geog. Mag. Vol. VII, 1896, Pl. X" in the blank ocean below the Explanation of Symbols. This is one of the earliest maps appearing in the National Geographic Magazine - it was included in the issue of March, 1896 according to Buxbaum in his "Collector's Guide to the National Geographic."


Condition: B

Map is fine, except for some fold and intersection splits, some of which are repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 12/1/2004