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Description:This large original steel-plate antique world map - with 5 inset maps of Hong Kong, Van Diemens Land, Calcutta, Singapore & the Colony Of Good Hope - by Sydney Hall was published by Longman & co. in 1845. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: -Colors used: -General color appearance: -Paper size: - 22in x 19 1/2in (500mm x 470mm)Plate size: - 22in x 19 1/2in (500mm x 470mm)Margins: - Min 1/4in (6mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Small loss to top centerfold, into borderPlate area: - Folds as issued, light creasingVerso: - Folds re-enforced with archival tape, light soiling
Background: A highly detailed and attractive map of the world, with seven inset maps of British colonies: Hong Kong, Van Diemens Land, Calcutta, Singapore & the Colony Of Good Hope. A note on the Pitcairn Islands records their colonisation by the mutineers from the Bounty.Also prominent in North America is an independent Texas along with an extended Mexico into the SW and California regions.