A steel engraved hemispheric style map of the Western Hemisphere. Hand-coloured lines delineate national borders. Engraved vignettes of scenes depicting New World wildlife, and scenes of ordinary life of the locals, each in its own oval or round border, frame the map proper. Islands with pink outlines show certain British territories. Relief is shown, along with coastal shading.
A map of the Falkland Isles and Patagonia made just prior the Argentina's and Chile's aggressive expansion into the area. Engraved views of the Jason Islands and Christmas Sound in Tierra del Fuego are shown, as are depictions of Native Fugean, penguins, and sea eagles.
A map of the state of New South Wales with hand-coloured administrative divisions; county borders are brightly coloured while the large squatting districts are done in green. Engravings of local plant life and the Murray River are present, as is a view of Sydney Cove and the Great Seal of New South Wales. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of the state of Victoria with brightly hand-coloured county borders. A view of Melbourne, and another of the River Glenig are present, as are engravings of Aboriginals in battle and at rest, and 2 kangaroos. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of a portion of the state of South Australia, concentrating on its capital Adelaide, with brightly hand-coloured county borders. Relief is shown, along with descriptions of certain terrains. An engraving of the Great Seal of South Australia is present in the bottom left corner; a view of Adelaide is shown, along with engravings of Natives on a catamaran, a dingo, and a nymphicus (cockatiel).
A steel engraved map of the world using a Mercator projection, with hand coloured continental borders (except for the British Isles, which are done in the same pink as its dependencies), and pink lines to denote British colonies. 7 illustrations (drawn by Warren) of prominent world landmarks are present throughout the work, and the steam routes to the colonies from Britain are coloured in blue. Relief is shown, and coastlines are shaded using tinting tools.
A map of "East Canada and New Brunswick" divided into districts, counties and townships. An engraving of the view of the harbour at Québec City sits in the top left corner of the map, while an engraving of a very curious scene, possibly out of Native legend, is shown bottom centre; also pictured is the Great Seal of Lower Canada in the bottom right. Grand Manan and the its surrounding islands are not drawn.
A map of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. An engraving of a view of the habour entrance of Halifax is present in the top right, and a scene from Newfoundland's cod fishery in the bottom right, which is also linked thematically in the border for the entire map. The illustrative elements of the Great Seals of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, are shown. Nova Scotia is divided into counties, and Newfoundland into its historical districts.
A hemispheric style map of the Eastern Hemisphere. Hand-coloured lines delineate continental and national borders. Engraved vignettes of scenes depicting wildlife, and scenes of ordinary life of locals, each bordered by an elaborate and intertwining pattern that frames the map proper. The mail route is coloured in blue.
A map of the southwestern portion of the state of Western Australia, focusing on the area around Swan River, with brightly hand-coloured county borders. Engravings of pastoral, aboriginal, and maritime scenes are present throughout the map, along with a view between Perth and Fremantle, and Great Seal of Western Australia at that time. Relief is shown, and coastlines are lightly shaded in blue watercolouring and with the use of tinting tools.
A map of North America with British controlled territories outlined in pink. Engraved scenes of wildlife, landmarks, and the lives of residents surround the map. National borders are overlaid with hand-colouring, as are internal administrative divisions within each country. The Grand Banks of Newfoundland are outlined; the Mississippi River shows prominently due to its line weight.
A map of Australia and Tasmania showing hand-coloured provincial borders. Engravings of local flora and fauna, peoples, and a view of Sydney Harbour are present throughout the work. Tables of the counties of Victoria, New South Wales, and West Australia are located within the interior of the continent.
A map of "West Canada" divided down to the township level, ranging from past the Ontario - Québec border to Cockburn Island in the North Channel of Lake Huron. Engravings of Niagara Falls, Kingston, Natives at rest, and a beaver, along with the Great Seal of Upper Canada.
A map of Van Dieman's Island, or modern day Tasmania with hand-coloured borders showing historical administrative divisions. An engraved view of the residence of the Van Dieman's Land Agent in Circular Head, a view of the harbour at Hobart Town, and the seal of VDL are shown, as is a depiction of the now assumed to be extinct Thylacinus Cynocephalus (Tasmanian Wolf). Woolnorth district has a description of the immense forest covering the area.
A map of New Zealand with hand-colouring over its coastline. Major settlements are underlined in pink, and the Canterbury region is shaded in light pink. North Island is given the alternative name of New Ulster, modern day South Island is given the names New Munster or Middle Island, and Steward Island is given the alternative names of New Leinster or South Island. Engraved views of Wellington harbour from the shore, a Maori, Mount Egmont, and Auckland are present, as is the Seal of New Zealand from 1852.
Top map shows routes from Europe towards India, including; The Mail Steam Packet, The Marseilles Overland, The German Overland, and The Euphrates routes outlined in different colors. The bottom map continues the routes towards Bombay, Port de Galle, Madras and Calcutta. Includes vignettes of the London Post Office; Gibraltar; Malta; the mail crossing the desert on Camals; Suez; Aden; Madras; and Bombay.