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Scarce decorative world map by Garnier, based upon his Spheroidal projection.

The map illustrates the distortion of the earth based on Garnier's Spheroidal projection. Descriptive text below along with  two smaller hemispheres and world map on Mercator’s projection. From Atlas Spheroidal et Universel de Geographie.

This atlas is exceptional for its “spheroidal” maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. 

Garnier's maps are prized for their striking and unique appearance and elegant wash colors.