Old Shipping Lanes World Map, 1873 by Berghaus - Giant Atlas Chart - Sea Transport, Railroads, Harbours, Steamers
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Behold, the finest "logistics" or transport map from the 19th century. Originally published in 1873 by Hermann Berghaus, this map focuses on shipping lanes, oceanic currents, railroads, and more.
The level of detail on this map is quite stunning, from detailed views of harbours to oceanic currents, to colour coded routes to show the main sea lanes from each country.
Because of the original size of this map, and the intense level of detail, the smallest version of this map is 36x24 inches (91.5x61cm) . Even at this size, the writing on the map is quite small. It looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 160 inches (406cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (91.5x61cm) version of this map.
If you’re looking for more options, I have another interesting world map by the "Graphic" in 1886.
The map also gives you a very detailed key at the bottom of the map that shows the oceanic currents, indicates how often a ship will sail, a list of Steam Navigation Companies, colour coded routes and inland water types such as Lake Ontario and the Mississippi River.
You can even see the railroads going from London to Paris. Other rail routes go to major cities such as Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon, Berlin, Kiev, Stockholm and Saint Petersburg,
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone who loves to travel the world or someone who has a keen interest in the historical ship routes of the late 19th century.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
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This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.