Map of the World on the Mercator Projection Exhibiting the American Continent As Its Center, Samuel Augustus Mitchell
This vintage 1860 world map is from Mitchel's New General Atlas. The decorative map was hand-colored and features the Americas centered in a Mercator projection. Also depicted on the map are exploration routes taken by famous 18th and 19th century explorers including Captain James Cook, John Gore, James Ross, and the U.S. Exploring Expedition also known as the Wilkes Expedition. A decorative floral vine border frames the map.
Each map is produced as a detailed museum quality archive print. This special printing process is known as Giclee (zhee-CLAY) and is commonly used to produce very high quality fine art prints. Printed on Archive Paper, Luster Photo Paper, or Matte Canvas.
Map print ships rolled up in a durable cardboard tube. Frame is not included.