Global circumnavigation, 19th century

Global circumnavigation, 19th century

C028/4550 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.3MB

Downloadable file size: 7.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Geography and Map Division/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Global circumnavigation. 19th-century world map showing the wind strength and directions worldwide, with trade winds and monsoons marked. Trade winds are the prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics. The map also includes suggestions for land and sea routes to follow when circumnavigating the globe. This map was produced in 1856 by US naval officer and explorer Charles Wilkes (1798-1877) who led the United States Exploring Expedition in the Pacific from 1838 to 1842. This expedition was the last all-sail naval mission to completely circle the globe. He published his findings on winds in 'Theory of the Winds' (1856), accompanied by this map.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1850s, 1856, 19th century, american, artwork, captain, cartography, charles wilkes, circumnavigating, diagram, direction, extent, geographical, geography, global, global circumnavigation, historical, history, illustration, map, maritime, meteorological, meteorology, monsoons, nautical, naval, no-one, nobody, ocean, planetary, research, route, routes, sea, sea route, strength, theory of the winds, trade winds, united states exploring expedition, us, us navy, weather, wind, world map, worldwide

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.