Hand-coloured zincograph map, dissected into 40 sheets and mounted on cloth. With original slip case. Generally in very good condition. Charming folding world map on Mercator’s projection showing extensive steam routes and underground and undersea telegraph cables. The map is annotated in blue and red with two trip around the world, including overland legs in Africa, India and the United States. In red ink south of Australia ‘1st Journey 1891′ and 1900 2nd journey to Japan returning via, SuezCanal’ 3rd journey 1905 same route as 1st journey’. Still in it’s original publisher’s yellow advertisements at endpapers, folding into original green covers, yellow label. With signature of Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), who was England’s best writers of proletarian fiction. From an early age, geography and maps were a very important part of his life. In August 2011, Ramsay Wood meets and talks with Alan Silitoe and wrote : Sillitoe loves maps. He regards them the way some people regard beautiful paintings. NOTE : Our sellers have now reviewed their reserves and are no longer able to reduce their reserves. The Reserve prices are disclosed in shows the mininimum bid, high and low estimate and the time left before the auction closes. The highest bid received after closing wins!. A onetime flat shipping fee of $ 30 will be added to your bill. This includes Priority Mail, packing and Insurance. If the item fits in a small envelope we charge less. ( At no additional charge, Paulus Swaen allows you to put your shipping on hold. This can be incredibly convenient for people who want to buy several items at different auctions and ship them together. We warranty the authenticity of each old map, print, atlas, medieval manuscript described in this catalogue. There is no time limitation to this garantuee. If the condition report does not show remarks about splits, tears, discolouration, etc, this means there are non to be found in the item!. – We use the following colour key in our catalogue: ‘Original colours’, means that the colours have been applied around the time the map was issued. ‘Coloured’, If the colours are applied recently or at the end of the 20st century. is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints. It is a unique place for buying and Source.