By: ENSIGNS & THAYER
Large hand coloured folding map on 18 sections; 800 x 1130mm. mounted on linen, folded and loose in original cloth portfolio, cloth ties. A little surface rubbing but a fine copy of a stunning and rare map, highly ornamented with the flags of the world, decorative illustrated borders and four corner vignette illustrations representing Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Originally issued by Phelps & Ensign in 1841, it was issued several times in the 1840s and 50s; all issues are uncommon. The publishers are better known for their many maps of the United States.
Title: Map of the World on Mercators Projection.
Author: ENSIGNS & THAYER
Publisher: New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849.:
Seller ID: 37868