Antique canvas map Roughly 6'x5' Early 20th century "Showing the Position of Every Place of Commercial Importance and the chief railways, steamship routes and telegrams." Has been folded. Wear at corners, paper wrinkled and yellowed. Photos available.
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This map was made from 1864-1874; it does not come to auction often but is fairly collectible when it does. The condition of yours is relatively poor, which does keep the price of it down.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Johnstons' Commercial and Library Chart of the World on Mercators Projection from he latest and best authorities, Containing the Position of Every Place of Commercial Importance, Showing the Principal Currents of the Ocean and the Chief Steamship Routes, with enlarged maps of Central Europe, The Principal British Possessions, the Suez Canal & Nile Delta, Isthmus of Panama, &c.
Author and Engraver W. & AK Johnston
probably 142 by 183 cm., sheet 151 by 191 cm.
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