A Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection Shewing the Principal Ocean Steam Routes, the Submarine Telegraphs &c.
$750 / ≈ €750
In red ink south of Australia "1st Journey 1891" and 1900 2nd journey to Japan returning via, Suez Canal" 3rd journey 1905 same route as 1st journey".
The map is filled with detail, the map delineates political boundaries and displays cities, rivers and topography.
Inset maps at bottom show the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Still in its original publisher's yellow advertisements at end papers, folding into original green covers, yellow label.
Published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, S.W., London.
Dimensions when folded 175x115mm.
Provenance : With signature of Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), who was England’s best writers of proletarian fiction. From an early age, geography and maps were a very important part of his life.
In August 2011, Ramsay Wood meets and talks with Alan Silitoe and wrote : Sillitoe loves maps. He regards them the way some people regard beautiful paintings.
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