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A Grand Map of the World At The Height of the British Empire

Decorative large format map of the world, showing the British Empire, at its height.

Around the map are inset details: with plans of towns including Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and New York; the Panama and Suez Canals; the British Isles; the two Poles; and a Universal Time Chart.

Along the top are a selection of national flags and ensigns; along the bottom are Gazetteers and a list of Principal British Steamship lines.  

We date the map based upon the table of discoveries at the bottom right, which shows discoveries up to 1906 (Peary' explorations in the Arctic).

Condition Description
Color-printed world map dissected in 24 sections and mounted on contemporary linen. Mounted in original red cloth case, gilt-lettered "Bacon's New Chart of the World Mercators Projection" (worn spine).