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Place of creation
New York (State)
Johnson & Browning.
Language of material
Scope and content
This map depicts the entire world centered on the Americas. Offering a fascinating snapshot of the world during a period of rapid globalization and discovery, this map depicts the entire world centered on the Americas. Africa is largely "unexplored and both Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika have yet to appear. The Antarctic continent is shown only embryonically, representing the relatively primitive state of Antarctic exploration in 1861. The routes taken by various important explorers, including Cook, Wilkes (U.S. Exploring Expedition) and others. Also identifies important shipping and nautical routes between America and Europe as well as the path of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable. Features the strapwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1860 to 1863.
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada
Creator / Provenance
Publisher: Johnson & Browning (Firm)
Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
Includes a decorative border.
From: Johnson's new illustrated (steel plate) family atlas, with descriptions, geographical, statisitcal, and historical. by Johnson & Browning, 1862, plates 6-7.
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Availability of other formats note
World - Maps.
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