C1943

Robinson’s Map of the World Mercators Projection…

Early edition of H.E.C. Robinson’s large and detailed c.20th map of the world showing the British Empire coloured red. There are insets of the North Pole and South Pole at the lower corners and a large inset statistical table at … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Robinson’s Map of the World Mercators Projection…

Date:

C1943

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

965mm 
x 705mm

Paper Size: 

1025mm 
x 760mm
AUTHENTICITY
Robinson's Map of the World Mercators Projection... - Vintage Map from 1943

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1943

Description:

Early edition of H.E.C. Robinson’s large and detailed c.20th map of the world showing the British Empire coloured red.

There are insets of the North Pole and South Pole at the lower corners and a large inset statistical table at centre.

Our basis for the dating of the map which we consider was published no earlier than 1936 and probably 1937.

From the population statistics provided in the table, it is difficult to ascertain the exact date of the map as the population listed for each country differs from official census statistics.
Ceylon is listed as 5,306,871 which correlates exactly with the census of 1931.
Japan is listed as 69,254,148 which correlates exactly with the census of 1st October 1935
Norway is listed as 2,921,000’s while the official census of 1937 is the closest at 2,919,000

In Antarctica, James W. Ellsworth Land is shown which was named after Lincoln Ellsworth who traversed the area on a flight during November–December 1935.

Collections:
Trove: Libraries Australia ID 64563127, 66535216 (7th edition 1957?)
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6538235 (9th edition 1961)
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: G3200 1957 .R5 (7th edition 1957?)
Princeton University Library: G3201.F1.1935.R6 (4th edition 1935)

Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857 - 1933)

Robinson was a founder of the (Royal) Geographical Society of Australasia in 1885, a member of the Geographical Society of New South Wales in the late 1920s and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He made many valuable contributions to geographical science and was a delegate to the 1923 Sydney Regional Plan Convention. A friend and technical collaborator of Professor Sir Edgeworth David, he helped to produce David's monumental large-scale Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1932. His draughtsmen also produced the maps for Donald Mackay's important aerial surveys of Australia from 1930. 1895 Wentworth Court-Robinson set up his own map-publishing business 1906 Phillip Street 1913 Permanent location at 221-223 George Street. 1917 H. E. C. Robinson Ltd was officially incorporated

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