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The World at Their Fingertips: Eighteenth Century British Two-Sheet Double Hemisphere World Maps.

By: Armitage, Geoff & Baynton-Williams, Ashley.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: The Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, 2012.: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2869

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Fine condition, with dustwrapper, also in Fine condition. First edition, pp261, with appendices, colour illustrations and maps. Between 1680 and 1807 British publishers produced a sequence of double-hemisphere world maps each printed on two sheets and conjoined. These maps are a peculiarly British phenomenon of this period and they provide a key indicator of the way the British map trade specifically targeted a newly prosperous and upwardly aspiring class of purchasers. The buyers were hungry for geographical information, but were also eager to acquire such maps for display, as a ... View more info