A New Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection by cartographer Henry Teesdale and engraver John Dower. This enormously large folding map was published in London in 1842 by H. Teesdale. The map is beautifully presented in two sections, each of which have been dissected into sixteen panels and backed on linen for easy folding and unfolding. The epic size of this map allows Teesdale to fill the map with numerous detailed annotations, highlighting natural wonders, historical events, and political treaties.
Hand-colored folding wall map, 51"x76.5", divided into two sections of 50.75"x 38.25", dissected and mounted to linen, publisher's morocco portfolio with elaborate gilt stamped borders and gilt titles to upper cover. Good condition with minor paper toning. Original hand coloring still vibrant. No significant tears or splitting.
Map is presented in a custom leather and cloth clam-shell with decorative spine and boards.