Colour lithograph, dissected and laid onto linen 85.9cms x 121.3 cms within marbled boards and cover. Very striking, large folding map on Mercator’s projection illustrating the world in the first decade of the twentieth century. The map is filled with detail, information tables, insets of major cities (Auckland,Adelaide ,Hong Kong, Hamburg, Wellington, Bombay, Tokyo, Calcutta, the Suez canal , Panama, Strait of Gibraltar, Buenos Aires,Environs of Singapore, New York, Environs of Cape Town, environs of Melbourne, Sydney and Port Jackson, a universal time clock, and the flags of all nations across the top. The transcontinental railways, telegraph lines and steamship routes are traced and a table provides distances and passage times between British ports and ‘foreign and colonial ports.’ The extent of the British Empire (colored pink) and its dominance over world trade is graphically shown. Dissected, mounted on original linen, and folded into cloth covered boards with gold stamp title and marbled-paper endpapers. Very good condition, little wear to maroon boards. All our prints and maps are guaranteed to be original old items and not modern reproductions and to have been published around the date given. (An exact date is given when known, otherwise an accurate approximate date is given prefaced by the term ‘circa’) The clarity of the photographs should ensure that you have a good idea of the true condition of the item(s) you order. However, should you not be satisfied with them when you receive them, please return them (in the condition purchased), within 7 days of receipt and a full refund will be provided (not including postage costs). Listed below are our shipping costs for delivery of our antique maps and prints to customers around the world. All items are carefully packaged to protect them from possible damage. Purchase more than one item in a single transaction to make a saving! In the UK, now, we send either by recorded or registered delivery so that the parcels are trackable – we are happy to send to a work address but please add the name of the organisation or the Post Office will not deliver the parcel. We will send out parcels within two days of receiving the all clear from the online banking services. Parcels should arrive within 2 to 3 days in the U.K. and within 21 days elsewhere. In the rare and unfortunate case that damage does occur in transit all packaging must be kept. Got additional questions about taxation or something else? See our FAQs section for possible answers. Source.