# 18140


Gilbert’s new map of the world, 1850

$1,320.00 AUD

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London : J. Gilbert. Folding map of the world, measures 47 x 94 cm, original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, a few panels lifting, a few stains. An attractive coloured world map in hemispheres, the spandrels incorporating a comparative chart of the principal mountains throughout the world; comparative charts of the principal rivers in the Western and Eastern hemispheres; with accompanying tables of distances and elevations; descriptions of the chief products produced in different parts of the world. The three voyages of Captain Cook are plotted and there is much geographical detail contained in the Australian continent and in the South Pacific including the dates of discovery of various islands and territories.

A single example of the 1839 edition recorded in Australian libraries (University of Queensland)