Unattributed. “Relief Map Of The World On Mercator's Projection.”
Chicago: Central School House, -1899. 26 ½ x 41 ¼ (map). 33 ½ x 48 ¼ frame. Some scrapes and abrasions on map surface as to be expected. New solidly built and painted frame. Good condition.
A 19th century relief map of the world showing by color, raised areas etc., the different heights of land masses. These maps were constructed with layers of cloth, plaster and papier-mâché, molded to show the topography of the continents. These maps in general were a combination of printed and hand coloring. This map offers a combination of political geography, physical topography, and climatology in one raised relief image. Warm and cold water currents are noted with their direction and isotherm lines.Note: dark horizontal band at top of map is due to shadow from frame.