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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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is a fine example of the 1840 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or S.D.U.K. map of the islands of the Pacific Ocean or Polynesia. Essentially twenty maps on one sheet, it covers the Mariana Islands or Ladrones, the Pelew Islands or Palaos, Gilbert Islands or Scarborogh Range, Otdia or Romanzoff Group, Marshall Islands, Galapagos Islands, Marquesas or Mendana Archipelago, Sandwich Islands, Samoa or Navigator Islands, Tonga-Tabou Islands, Tonga or Friendly Islands, Fiji Islands, Santa Cruz Island, Vanikoro Island, The Low Archipelago, Otaheite or Tahiti, Cooks or Hervey Isles, Pitcairn Island, Juan Fernandez, Norfolk Island and, in a large inset, the Admiralty Isles, New Ireland or Tombara, New Britain or Birara and Salomon Islands. Also notes the dates of discovery as well as the dates the islands were ceded or settled by the British. This map was originally copyrighted in 1840, but was issued in Volume two of Chapman and Hall's 1844 edition of Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. It was engraved by John Walker of J. and C. Walker.
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