Description: Antique atlas map of Colonial Britain during the 18th century. The map show The British Empire in the world with North America, Africa West Indies, India, Siam etc. The map is full detail with hand line bordering coloring and inlay maps of North America and India. Original antique atlas map Steel plate engraved with outline hand coloring.
Cartographer: Karl Spruner von Merz, 1803-1892 Karl von Spruner as he preferred to be known, was a German cartographer and scholar. He spent most of his long life in military service. He joined the Bavarian army, aged 11, in 1814, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1825. He is best known for his historical atlases.
Origin: Historisch – Geographischer Hand Atlas Zur Geschichte Der Staaten Europa’s Vom Anfang Des Mittelalters Bis Die Neueste Zeit Von Dr. Karl Spruner Gotha: Bei Justas Perthes 1846.
Size: Sheet app.: 17.5 x 14.5 inches. 44.5 x 36.5 cm. Image app.: 16 x 11 inches. 41 x 28 cm. Condition: Nice map in very good condition, edges browned, minimal spots. A Certificate of Authenticity will be on request forwarded.