World Map 1846 insets Singapore island Canton river Van Diemen Hoogly So. AfricaBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The World on Mercator's Projection.
(Canton River / Hong-Kong / Van Diemens Land / Mouths of the River Hooghly / Singapore / Colony of Good Hope).
Issued 1846, London by Longman. Engraved by S. Hall..
Beautiful mid-19th century antique map, with excellent hand color. Printed on thin bond paper. Series of five inset close-ups across the bottom, apocryphal Mts. of the Moon within central Africa.
Light to moderate uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, right side blank margin trimmed close as issued to facilitate folding, several well done and nearly invisible small repairs on reverse to fold line intersections, overall remaining clean - a pleasing and well preserved visual example with nice age patina.
Sheet measures c. 21" x 23 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 18 5/8" x 21 1/2".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2.