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Johnson's map of the world on Mercator's projection [cartographic material] 



Place of creation

New York (State)


Johnson & Browning.

1 map : hand col. ; 38 x 60 cm on sheet 46 x 67 cm.

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.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27695
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #85
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

Relief shown by hachures.

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.

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

Related materials
For other copy see: G1019 .J636 1862 - fol. (AMICUS No. 26305812)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1: 75 000 000] (W 180°--E 180°/N 82°--S 70°)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 4343, map no. 6-7

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27695

Subject heading

1. World - Maps.


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