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Western Hemisphere. Eastern Hemisphere

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Western Hemisphere. Eastern Hemisphere : W. Lizars

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This beautifully engraved double hemisphere map of the world was published in "Lizars' Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas: Containing Maps of Every Empire, State, and Kingdom; with a Tabular View of the Heights of the Great Mountain Chains, and a Very Copious and Comprehensive Consulting Index." Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 3 St James' Square; S. Highley, 32, Fleet Street, London; and W. Curry, Jun., & Co., Dublin. Two sheets joined. Each sphere has an elaborately engraved title while the map content is well detailed and includes the tracks of major recent explorers, notably Cook, Perouse and Vancouver whose voyages had effectively defined the shape of the Pacific.
region: World Maps
mapmaker: W. Lizars
place and date of publication: Edinburgh 1842
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 500 by 945mm (19.75 by 37.25 inches)
ref: 38888

Price: £ 1400£ 980

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