Western Hemisphere of the World after John Harrison 1838
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Title: WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Description: This is a hand drawn map in watercolour and ink and is not an engraving, therefore unique. Depicts the Americas and New Zealand with vignettes of ships and red coat soldiers to the border. Thought to be a geography exercise to acquaint a student with layout of the countries. Possibly inspired by John Harrison, a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer, transforming navigation and sea travel.
Condition: Paper laid on board, some age discolouration to edges, watercolour and ink. One of a kind!
Image size: 410 x 400mm,
16 x 15.75" approx.
Order No. 3330