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Stanford's Eastern and Western Hemispheres World Map (1877)

Stanford's Eastern and Western Hemispheres World Map (1877)

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Stanford's Map of The Western and Eastern Hemispheres is from a fascinating series of reproductions from the Edward Stanford Cartographic Collection archive. The original map from 1877 was drawn by Stanford's Geographical Establishment and "published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education Appointed by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and of the National Society".

Individual countries are presented in gentle pastel hues, typical of hand-coloured maps, with their borders outlined in stronger colours. The publication date of 1877 gives us the Americas, more or less as we know it now, but Antarctica, with only a handful of coastal places named and believed to be flat.

On the eastern side, we see a Europe of large imperial states, and much of Asia is as we know it. However, Africa is still in the early stages of colonization, with its interior largely unexplored.

Latitude and longitude lines are drawn at 10° intervals. Hachures are used to show the mountain ranges. Many other features of contemporary cartography include ocean currents and trade winds, surrounding frames showing the tropical zones and the position of the sun, etc.

Additional panels on the side of the Western Hemisphere give examples of six different map projections, including the Mercator's projection and the gores of a globe complete on the same scale at the equator. On the side of the Eastern Hemisphere, you can see additional panels of the continents as viewed from the two poles, as well as a comparative series of vertical cross-sections showing the principal elevations of each continent on their respective parallels of latitude.

The map can come either printed on heavyweight 160 gsm paper or laminated. The paper version is perfect for framing under glass, and the laminated version is exceptionally hard-wearing as we use a true encapsulation of two pieces of 80-micron gloss laminate.

Alternatively, we can supply this map on 395 gsm HP Professional Matte Canvas using pigment-based inks - making the map highly durable and fade resistant. The exceptional clarity of printing makes this map a stunning addition to any room, and its high quality means that it will provide years of enjoyment.

The easiest way to hang your canvas map is by having wooden hang rollers attached top and bottom with a hanging cord on the top roller, so all you have to do is put a hook on the wall. The hang rails come lacquered in a natural timber colour. 

Note: Please allow ten working days to deliver hang-railed maps as they need to be attached by our framer.

Published: 1877


  • 2020 mm (w) x 1190 mm (h)
  • 2430 mm (w) x 1420 mm (h)

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