Northern Hemisphere / Southern Hemisphere
1838 (undated) 5 x 10 in (12.7 x 25.4 cm)
An unusual and attractive map of the world on a hemisphere projection. Depicts the world as seen from the North Pole and south pole. Antarctica is mysteriously absent. Divided according to continents. In Africa the Mountains of the Moon are shown, as are the Andes in South America, the Rockies in North America, and the Altaian Mountains of Asia. Prepared by Thomas Bradford for the 1838 issue of his small format atlas of the world.
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked as an assistant editor for the America Encyclopedia. Bradford's first major cartographic work was his revision and subsequent republishing of an important French geography by Adrian Balbi, published in America as Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography, Modern & Ancient. Afterwards Bradford revised and expanded this work into his own important contributions to American cartography, the 1838 "An Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries. In his long career as a map publisher Bradford worked with Ticknor of Boston, Freeman Hunt & Company of New York, De Silver of Philadelphia, Hinton, Boynton, and others.
Fine or perfect. No flaws of any kind.