Auction 137, Lot 51

"The World, on Mercator's Projection", Aikman, George

Subject: World

Period: 1835 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 10 inches
40.6 x 25.4 cm

This lovely world map on Mercator's projection is centered on the Pacific Ocean, and excludes both polar regions. The northern portion of Canada is not fully delineated. There is great detail of cities, rivers and mountains throughout most of the continents, although the interiors of Africa and Australia are blank.


Condition: B

A hole along bottom centerfold has been professionally repaired with old paper, with map border in facsimile. A short tear at left that just enters map border has been professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2011