Old World Map, 1872 by Fullarton - Victorian Double Hemisphere Projection Atlas, Rivers, Mountains (No Everest!)
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This old, full colour and wonderful map shows the world as it was in 1872. It was engraved by G.H. Swanston and published by A. Fullarton & Co. Rather unusually, the world is presented as double hemispheres rather than the Mercator projection.
The world map is surrounded by gorgeous details, such as illustrations of the world's major river systems (Amazon, Volga, Danube, Mississippi Missouri, etc) and also a side-on view of the world's largest mountain ranges (Himalayas, Andes, Alps, and a few others). Curiously, Everest (then known as peak XV) is not shown. Instead, Kangchenjunga is shown as the world's highest mountain - but later it would be revised down to 3rd place and Everest would be crowned the tallest.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (31x41cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm), and 24x30 inches (61x76cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 130 inches (330cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (51x40.5cm) version of this map.
Please note, the unframed 24x30 inch map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them, they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.
If you’re looking for more options, I have another interesting world map by John Speed in 1626.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone who loves to travel or perhaps someone who is an avid mountain climber.
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.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
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.