Atlantic Ocean Physical Chart Ocean Currents Sea Lanes 1856 Oceanography mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Physical Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, Showing the Form and Direction of the Currents.
(North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Atlantic Ocean, Shipping Lanes, Currents).
Issued 1856, Edinburgh by William Blackwood and Sons. Engraved by W & A.K. Johnston.
Detailed and lovely large mid 19th century color lithographed folio map with piano key border. The extensive key notes numerous symbols and their meanings seen across the map including mail steam packet tracks. Great example of early scientific oceanographic cartography.
Key for inset lower left lists the tracks of c.20 specific dated nautical voyages by early explorers. The insets in the top corners list many specific ocean current velocities within the Gulf Stream.
Well preserved, nice looking example with pleasing age patina.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 21 3/4" H x 27" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 20" H x 24" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.