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STANFORD, Edward - Stanford's Wall Map: Library Map of Africa, in 4 sheets.

STANFORD, Edward - Stanford's Wall Map: Library Map of Africa, in 4 sheets.
Stanford's Wall Map: Library Map of Africa, in 4 sheets. - STANFORD, Edward
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Title : Stanford's Wall Map: Library Map of Africa, in 4 sheets..
Map maker : STANFORD, Edward.
Date : London 1866, updated for 1920.
Size : 64.6 x 59.1 inches. / 164.0 x 150.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Stanford's Library Map of Africa, constructed by A. K. Johnston. Scale, 94.34 miles= 1 inch, or 1: 5,977,382 of nature. Large wall map of the continent in four sheets.
Four separate sheets, each 810 x 720 mm, dissected into 20 sections and mounted on canvas. Folds into marbled paper endpapers. Size if joined: 59 x 64' in. (150 x 164 cm.) Map conditions: Excellent. All housed in morocco slipcase box. Box condition: Scuffed, with top cover loose.
This map was first published in 1866. According to the British Library Catalogue, there were 12 editions between 1866 and 1920, this being the last of the 1866 edition. The map was replaced by a new four sheet map in 1930 called Stanford's Library and Commercial Map of Africa. Drawn on Sanson-Flamsteed Projection. Scale 1: 6,000,000, etc. with a different size (780 x 740 mm).
The map gives the British Empire in Africa at the height of colonization after World War 1. Henry Morton Stanley owned a 1890 copy of this same map.









Condition : Map Sheets: Very Good to Excellent. Slipcase Box: Scuffed with loose top cover.


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