Historic Map : Meyer Map of The World on Mercator's Projection, 1849, - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is an excellent example of the 1849 map of the world on Mercator's projection by Joseph Meyer. Meyer offers a fascinating snapshot of the world during a period of rapid globalization and discovery. This map depicts the entire world centered on Australia. It notes currents, icebergs and the discoveries of various polar explorers along with dates. Much of Australia and central Africa is unmapped. An enormous Antarctic continent is shown only embryonically, representing the relatively primitive state of Antarctic exploration at the time. This map also identifies various cities, towns, rivers, mountains and an assortment of additional topographical details. This map was issued as plate no. 10 in Meyer's Zeitung Atlas. Although all the maps in this atlas are not individually dated, the title page and maps were often updated while the imprint with the date was not, causing confusion to the exact date for some of the maps. Moreover some maps in the atlas were taped in at a later date as an update to the atlas. We have dated the maps in this collection to the best of our ability.

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