Original chromolithograph. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 30 x 24 cm. The image size is ca. 25.8 x 19.4 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 11.8 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 10.2 x 7.6 inch.
Map: ‘Die Stromungen der Meeresoberflache.’ (Map of the Currents of the Sea surface). An inset map shows the area near India, giving details about currents during the Monsoon season. This original print originates from the 6th edition of the famous German encyclopedia Meyers’ Konversationslexikon, and was published 1893-1897. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon was a major German encyclopedia that existed in various editions from 1839 until 1984, when it merged with the Brockhaus encyclopedia. The same prints were used for similar publications, such as Brockhaus’ encyclopedia, and the Dutch encyclopedias of Oosthoek and Winkler Prins.Artists and Engravers: The original founder and publisher who initiated this famous encyclopedia was Joseph Meyer (1796-1856, Hildburghausen, Germany).
Condition: Excellent. Original middle fold, as issued. Light crease in lower left, not affecting image. General age-related toning and occasional light stains from handling. Please study image carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-WORLD SEAS-OCEAN-CURRENTS-GULF STREAM-MEYERS