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Western hemisphere [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation



John Tallis

1 map : hand col. outline ; 1 hemisphere 23 cm in diam. on sheet 27 x 36 cm.

Scope and content

Decorative map is a circular hemisphere completely surrounded by steel-engraved vignettes featuring whales, natives, polar bears, penguins and other indigenous animals all tied together with a fancy vine-style border interspersed with cactus, agaves and melons. The map extends to include New Zealand and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, and the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic. Alaska is Russian America, Oregon Territory takes in the whole Northwest, New California occupies the entire Southwest, and Texas is shown with a huge panhandle. The coast of Antarctica is somewhat defined.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27739
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #139
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired
Credit Library and Archives Canada

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

"3" appears in upper right margin.

From: The Illustrated Atlas, And Modern History Of The World Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical, Edited By R. Montgomery Martin, Esq. ... The Maps Drawn & Engraved By J. Rapkin. H. Warren. J. Rogers. J. & F. Tallis, London & New York.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For variant copy see: Mikan 4145853 (NMC 6901) ; G1019 .I44 1853 - fol. (AMICUS No. 26305868 )

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1: 92 000 000]

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 804

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27739

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps.
2. South America - Maps.


Other system control no.