|Published||London: Edward Stanford, 12, 13, & 14, Long Acre, W.C. |
|Dimensions||495 x 675 mm|
A large map of the islands and surrounding nations of the Caribbean Sea, stretching from Florida in the North to Panama, Columbia, and Venezuala in the South, encompassing the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Lesser Antilles, and the nations of Central America south of the Yucatan peninsula. In the bottom left corner is a small inset map of the Panama Canal. This is Map 90 from Stanford's London Atlas Series, published by Stanford's Geographical Establishment.
Edward Stanford (1827-1904) was a British publisher and cartographer, and founder of Stanford's Ltd. In the mid 1850's, Stanford founded his business in response to rapid British colonial expansion and the demand for accurate, high-quality, and accessible maps that resulted. As well as producing his own maps, Stanford also reprinted a number of other series, including the popular maps of principle cities by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Stanford's son, also named Edward, succeeded his father in 1884.
Condition: Central vertical fold as issued.