"[Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere [and] Eastern Hemisphere", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Period: 1846 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13 x 13 inches
33 x 33 cm
Nice pair of steel engraved maps with the detail typical of the society's maps. In the Western Hemisphere, the boundary between the United States and Canada is based on British claims in the Northwest, and the present-day Southwestern states are controlled by Mexico. Texas appears to be an Independent Republic. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Africa and Australia show practically no detail in their interiors. Some of the islands around Antarctica are beginning to appear. Matched pair engraved for the SDUK by J. & C. Walker.
Fine impression on sound paper with even ivory age toning. No flaws in maps, some marginal toning.