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World On Mercator's Projection. Fullarton, A. & Co. 1872

World On Mercator's Projection. / Fullarton, A. & Co. / 1872
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Full Title: The World On Mercator's Projection. II. By G.H. Swanston, Edinr. A. Fullarton & Co. Edinburgh, London & Dublin. Engraved by G.H. Swanston, Edinburgh.

Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.

Date: 1872

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Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.

Date: 1872

Short Title: World On Mercator's Projection.

Publisher: London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co.

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 42

Object Width cm: 52

Scale 1: 84,000,000

Note: In full color. Map includes three small hemispheres including a north polar projection, and the "Hemispheres on the Plane of the Horizon of London."

Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia 659 (1872); NMM 521.

World Area: World

Full Title: The World On Mercator's Projection. II. By G.H. Swanston, Edinr. A. Fullarton & Co. Edinburgh, London & Dublin. Engraved by G.H. Swanston, Edinburgh.

List No: 3007.002

Page No: 2

Series No: 8

Engraver or Printer: Swanston, G.H.

Published In: The Royal Illustrated Atlas, Of Modern Geography With An Introductory Notice By Dr. N. Shaw, Secretary To The Royal Geographical Society &c. A. Fullarton And Co. London And Edinburgh. (title page only) W.B. Scott. W. Holl.

Publication Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.

Publication Date: 1872

Publication Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia 659 (1872); NMM 521.

Publication Note: 1st edition 1864; published in 27 parts 1854-62. The date of 1872 is estimated by the Australia map; all the maps are undated and probably date throughout the period 1864 to 1872: the North America map shows Colorado and Russian America while the United States map has no Colorado. The World maps show Alaska. This is the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Even the maps without views or figures are beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The introduction by Shaw among other things lists important general atlases published over a long period. He lists only one United States atlas, Mitchell's Universal Atlas of 1853! The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources. The atlas is bound in half leather dark green cloth covered boards with "The Royal Illustrated Atlas." stamped in gilt on the cover; the spine reads "Royal Illustrated Atlas" in gold.

Publication List No: 3007.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 76

Publication Height cm: 49

Publication Width cm: 35

Image No: 3007002

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