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The World on Mercator's Projection
The World on Mercator's Projection

By George Philip & Son c. 1938 Germany has annexed Austria, but Czechoslovakia is still independent. British Empire prominently in red. My least favourite projection.

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The World on Mercator's Projection
The World on Mercator's Projection

G.W. Bacon & Co. c. 1939. Czechoslovakia has been annexed by Germany. Baltic countries are still independent. Having India in the centre of the map, rather than the UK or North America is unusual. No representation of Antarctica.

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A.D. 1828. End of the General Peace.
A.D. 1828. End of the General Peace.

Unsure of the historical context. Seems to relate to the expansion of the French Empire. Link to David Rumsey Collection and a high quality scan.

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1828. North America Close Up
1828. North America Close Up

Vancouver area is identified as "New Hanover". The Columbia region is claimed by the U.S. It's the British claimed portion that would become British Columbia.

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1828. Europe Close-up
1828. Europe Close-up
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1880
1880

The World on Mercator's Projection by J. Bartholomew. On Ellesmere Island, there is a "United States Sound" which is no longer recognized. "Corea" (sic) is spelled as shown. Hawaii is known as the Sandwich Islands. Antarctica is almost completely missing.

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