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NEW SERIES OF SCHOOL-ROOM MAPS.
NELSON'S WALL MAPS.
100 English Miles,--the whole Map forming a square of 400 miles. The
Counties are coloured according to their River Basins
Europe. Divided into Squares of 100 English Miles, - the whole Map
A Hand-book to this Map, for the use of Pupils, is just ready, Price 3d. THE WORLD (in Two Maps). 1. The Eastern Hemisphere. 2. The
Each of these Maps forms a Circle four feet in Diameter. They are so large that, with the exception of Europe, of which a separate Map is in preparation, the General Geography of all the great Divisions of the Globe can be taught from them. The advantage of this for Educational purposes will be apparent to all practically acquainted with the work of the School-room.
Another valuable feature in these Maps is their being so constructed that the direct Distance of any place from London (in English Miles) can be seen at once.
For example,—from the Map of the Eastern Hemisphere, it will be seen that Naples is 1000 miles from London, Calcutta nearly 5000, Pekin about 5100, Sydney about 10,600, &c. &c.
From the Map of the Western Hemisphere it will be seen that Quebec is about 3100 miles from London, New York about 3500, Mexico about
5600, Rio Janeiro about 5800, Cape Horn about 8400, &c. &c. These Maps are enlarged copies of the Maps of a NEW ATLAS OF THE WORLD in preparation by T. NELSON AND Sons, and in regard to which the following, among many other testimonies, have already been received by the Publishers :
From the Rev. Canon Mosely. “I have seen enough of these Maps to feel assured that you have introduced a great improvement in Map-making for popular and educational purposes. The plan of squares of hundreds and thousands of miles cannot but commend itself to general approval, for the facilities which it affords of estimating at sight the distances of places from one another, and the superficial measurement of different portions of the earth's surface."
From Sir John Herschel. “I have seldom or nerer seen Maps more beautifully executed. The ides of dividing each Map into squares of a hundred and a thousand English miles, and of inserting circles indicating the distances from London, is a happy and useful one for popular Maps."