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    For Your Geographers: Interactive Map: The World In 1812 And 2013

    Link: Interactive Map: The World In 1812 And 2013

    Within the spyglass is a world map drawn in the Mercator projection and published in 1812 by John Pinkerton.

    The map was engraved on two sheets and colored by hand. It was part of a "modern atlas, from the latest and best authorities, exhibiting the various divisions of the world, with its chief empires, kingdoms and states". Zoom in to view detail including explorers' routes. Lack of detail in Africa and Australia reflects the poor state of knowledge by Europeans of the time...
    Last edited by DaveP; 17th October 2013 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Amend thread title.

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