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Map The world on Mercator's projection,

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  • The world on Mercator's projection,


  • Melish, John, 1771-1822.
  • Harrison, Samuel, 1789-1818.
  • Bridport, Hugh, 1794-approximately 1868.
  • Murray, George, -1822.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia [1818]


  • -  World maps
  • -  Earth (Planet)


  • -  Scale ca. 1:33,000,000.
  • -  Hand colored.
  • -  Mounted on cloth backing.
  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  LC copy 2 imperfect: Small pieces missing. Discolored, surface varnished.
  • -  "Published by John Melish & Saml. Harrison."
  • -  Cartouche: H. Bridport, deld. [sic], G. Murray, sct.
  • -  Includes text "To find distance of one place from another" and statistical table.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Vault
  • -  AACR2: 100; 650/1; 700/1; 700/2


  • col. map 92 x 122 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3200 1818 .M4


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 78692119

Online Format

  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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Chicago citation style:

Melish, John, Samuel Harrison, Hugh Bridport, and George Murray. The world on Mercator's projection. [Philadelphia, 1818] Map.

APA citation style:

Melish, J., Harrison, S., Bridport, H. & Murray, G. (1818) The world on Mercator's projection. [Philadelphia] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Melish, John, et al. The world on Mercator's projection. [Philadelphia, 1818] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.