THOMPSON, Henry Augustus
[England] : Henry Augustus Thompson, 1853. Manuscript and watercolour map on card with the blindstamp of de la Rue Co, London, 450 x 570 mm (sheet), light surface soiling, old pin holes to corners, fine.
A charming and unique manuscript map of the world in two hemispheres, with detailed decorative border vignettes and original hand colour. The continents are presented in outline hand colour and the borders contain diagrams of the longest rivers and highest waterfalls on the planet. The manuscript is extensively annotated with the names of various places (Hong Kong, Mecca, Brisbane, etc).
A fine Victorian period artwork by a talented amateur cartographer.