Auction 144, Lot 15

"Gray's New Map of the World in Hemispheres, with Comparative Views of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers on the Globe", Gray, F. A.

Subject: World

Period: 1879 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26.3 x 15.8 inches
66.8 x 40.1 cm

This double-hemisphere world map delineates boundaries between countries and is filled with place names and topographical detail. Surrounding the map are diagrams of the comparative lengths of rivers at top, and the heights of mountains at bottom. Nestled between the cusps at top is a diagram of the time zones for major cities around the world.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color with light toning, a few minor spots, and a chip in right blank margin. There are a couple of centerfold separations and a 1/2" tear near center that have all been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/3/2013

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