"The World on Mercator's Projection", Fullarton, Archibald & Co.
Period: 1860 (circa)
Publication: The Royal Illustrated Atlas
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 16.1 inches
52.1 x 40.9 cm
Handsome and very detailed map of the world. Many small islands are named and even some of Antarctica is depicted according to the recent discoveries by Lieutenant Wilkes, Sir James Clark Ross, and Nathaniel Palmer. There is a dashed line that meanders along the equator indicating the "line of greatest mean annual heat." A small double hemisphere is depicted "on the Plane of the Horizon of London" and an inset of the North Pole is also included. Engraved by G. H. Swanston.
A centerfold separation at bottom that extends 2" into map has been professionally repaired.