Description Title Colton's illustrated & embellished steel plate map of the world on Mercator's projection : compiled from the latest & most authentic sources exhibiting the recent Arctic and Antarctic discoveries & explorationsContributor Names Johnson, D. Griffing. Created / Published New York : J.H. Colton, 1854. Subject Headings - World Maps - Earth Notes - Relief shown by hachures. - Includes illustrations of cities and people along filigreed border. - Inset: view of Antarctic Continent as seen by the U.S. Ship Peacock, January 19th, 1840. 4 x 29 cm. - List of distances to and from various cities around the world at the top of map. - An explanation of projection at the top of map. - An explanation of scale in the lower left corner of map. - Geographical epochs listed in the lower right of map. - 'Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 by D. Griffing Johnson in the clerks office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.'