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BERGHAUS, Hermann.

Chart Of The World On Mercator's Projection. Seventh edition. Gotha: Justus Perthes. 1873.

Overall dimensions 98 x 161 cm. Full original colour in block and outline. An attractive and detailed folding chart of the world. Numerous inset maps, both of the whole world (showing different geographical features) and also of individual harbours and estuaries. A table of explanation to the centre of the lower edge.
The map dissected into 8 sections and mounted on linen with red cloth edges it folds into original card portfolio (42 x 50 cm.), plum cloth spine, green ties, original paper label titled in English but with bi-lingual (English-German) text and dated 1873/74 (the map itself dated 1873). Paper label lightly stained, spine faded, otherwise a fine copy.

First published 1863, this the 7th Edition. The engravers' names are given in the title cartouche as H. Eberhardt, E. Kuhn and W. Weiler. Another note in the lower right margin stating "Print by C. Hellfarth, Gotha".
The map published in Germany presumably for the British market (all text is in English). This particular example sold by the firm of Edward Stanford, notable map publishers and sellers of the period.
The colouring, as well as demonstrating countries and borders, also highlights diverse features such as projected telegraph lines, shipping routes and ocean currents.

Price £ 1250.00
Stock Code 44047
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