Portsmouth New Hampshire 1876 Beer monumental wall map linen beautifulBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of the City of Portsmouth New Hampshire From the Actual Surveys..F.W. Beers
(Scale 200 feet to the inch- New Hampshire seacoast- city plan)
Issued 1876, N.Y. by F.W. Beers.
Beautiful and rare monumental 19th century antique urban plan wall map, with original hand color. Original turned wooden rollers.
Wonderful level of detail, every lot outlined with owners names, most buildings shown in outline form. A rare and attractive wall map worthy of any setting, sure to be a focus of a room.
Map has been professionally cleaned (darkened old varnish removed) and laid down onto new linen backing, a pleasing and well preserved visual example.
Typical light crackling to surface as with all wall maps of the 19th century,
Map measures c. 50" H x 48 1/2" W.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 259, 393-97.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.1, p. 110-11.