map

Hand-coloured engraved map entitled 'EASTERN HEMISPHERE', showing the earth from Africa to Australia and the Arctic to Antarctica, in a circular projection. On either side of the map is an ornate border with a series of roughly circular scenes of various size set amongst tendrils.

On the left, top to bottom: a stag; two soldiers, one a highlander, talking to two women; a palm; a horse; an ox; a pumpkin; two seated figures and one standing, possibly intended to be Africans; a lion.

On the right, top to bottom: a bear; a group of standing and seated Arabic or Persian people; a palm; a camel; a giraffe; a pine branch; a standing European man and a standing and a sitting person, possibly intended to be Australian Aborigines; two kangaroos.

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