Two lithographic map sheets joined, total sheet size 74 x 96 cm, map approx 62 x 94 cm with extensions across the neatline (Greenland, Antarctica etc), printed in colours, narrow left and right hand margins, blank verso; published in the second trade edition of Stanford’s London Atlas. Edward Stanford (senior) acquired Arrowmsith’s stock in 1874. His own version of the London Atlas, first published in 1887 and dedicated to Queen Victoria in the year of her Golden Jubilee, is considered to be his last significant work before his retirement. Later editions were revised in keeping with the latest information, for example showing the rapid European colonisation of Africa after the Berlin Conference. British possessions are coloured red.
Stanford’s World Map on Mercator’s Projection
Chart of the World on Mercator’s Projection, shewing the principal Ocean Steam Routes, the Submarine Telegraph &c.