Item #44423 Bacon's New Chart of the World. Mercator's Projection. G. W. BACON.
Bacon's New Chart of the World. Mercator's Projection.

Bacon's New Chart of the World. Mercator's Projection.

Manchester: G.W. Bacon & Co. Ltd., [c.1906]. Map dimensions 92 x 118 cm, overall 94 x 120 cm. A large folding colour printed chart of the world, decorated with 46 flags across the upper edge, six tables of data to the lower edge, a larger inset map of the British Isles plus 18 inset charts, mostly of ports, a pair of inset polar hemisphere maps to the upper corners and two other inset charts, the whole dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, folds between the original gilt lettered maroon cloth covers, marbled paper to inner cover and folded end section on linen verso. The covers worn but sound, barring small slits to the edges of one or two linen folds the map itself is very good. The charts are of San Francisco, Auckland, Adelaide, Hong Kong, Hamburg Wellington, Bombay, Tokyo, Calcutta, the Suez Canal, Sydney, Melbourne, Cape Town, New York, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Gibraltar and the Panama Canal. The territories of the British Empire are coloured in pink and the chart makes a feature of numerous shipping lines and other maritime information. The map is undated but a population table gives figures estimated for the year 1905 and the furthest point of Peary's Arctic expedition of 1906 is shown in one of the insets. Item #44423

Price: £750.00

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