Hand colored comparative map showing the sizes of Lakes of the Western Hemisphere, Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere, Islands in the Western Hemisphere, and Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere. Dated 1855, this map was published in Colton's General Atlas of 1859, which was published by Johnson and toning. It was the only atlas on which both publishers' names appeared. At the time of printing, Lake Victoria, one of the largest lakes in the world, had been seen by Europeans, but it was not circumnavigated until 1875. Very good condition, although the person who colored this map in 1859 accidentally smeared some blue in the Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere, approx. 13 x 16 inches to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Antique Hand Colored Map
Maker: Colton/Johnson & Browning
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