Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white Mercator map of the world with shaded regions indicating areas where Beriberi and "oriental plague" are endemic.

Title: Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Beri-Beri and Oriental Plague

Artist/Maker: Robert William Felkin

Date: 1889

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: “Chart of the World on Mercators Projection, Beri-Beri and Oriental Plague” from On the geographical distribution of some tropical diseases and their relation to physical phenomena / by R.W. Felkin. Edinburgh; London: Young J. Pentland, 1889. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

Art Hx