Bacon's Library & Commercial Route Chart of The World Mercator's Projection, published by G. The map itself measures 155 cm x 79 cm or 160 cm x 85 cm with the wooden rollers. The map is backed onto linen. The map has a few small tears at the top of the map a couple with slight loss.
There are some dark marks to the right of the map, mainly on the margin. This is an incredibly rare linen backed wall chart of The World on original wooden rollers, published on the eve of World War One when the boundaries of the World would change significantly thereafter.
It shows the boundaries of the Balkans just after the Second Balkan War in 1913 with a large Bulgaria and Serbia. The map also references the Marconi Imperial Scheme to build a global British Wireless system which was to be implemented until there was a scandal with the British Government in 1913 and insider trading in Marconi and with the outbreak of the War the scheme was shelved until years several later. It's hard to get across how rare a map like this is as wall map on rollers rarely survived, unlike their folding counterparts which were better protected. With excessive rolling up and down and being exposed to tobacco smoke it is rare to find a wall map like this at all let alone one in such good condition. (anything over a metre in length gets expensive).
The item "1913 World Chart Huge Wall Map on Linen & Wooden Rollers 160 cm x 85 cm by Bacon" is in sale since Tuesday, January 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "diddersgoods" and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.