World Map on Mercator's Projection 1846 Gilbert & Archer engraved mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The World on Mercator's Projection.
(World Map, Mercator's Projection, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America, South America).
Issued c.1846-50 London by J. Gilbert. Engraved by J. Archer.
Mid 19th century engraved map with lovely original hand color.
Nice looking map which places the Mts. of Donga above the equally apocryphal Mts. of the Moon in the center of Africa. A color key bottom center denotes different discoveries by historical era and nation.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, some minor small light scattered spotting, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 10 1/4" H x 26" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 9" H x 22 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2, pp. 166.