Colonial Possession Sea Shipping routes World map scarce 1873 antique German mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Erdkarte- Seepostschifffahrt und Colonial-Besitz
(World on Mercators Projection- showing sea routes & major sea ports plus Colonial possessions around the world)
Issued 1873, Hildburghausen, Germany for Ravenstein & Meyer
Detailed and very scarce original old lithographed color map. German language map.
Below the title (in German) is seen a list of 9 world powers which then controlled distant lands around the world. These include the U.S., Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, etc. World telegraph lines then in existence are also shown- just try to imagine the contrast of the flow of information then possible versus what occurs today.
Very detailed, showing a profusion of small towns names not often seen on American produced maps of this era. Note the fine large detailed city plan inset.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original center-fold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 14 5/8" x 19 " .
Printed area measures c. 13 1/2" x 17 "
Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten , 3.4.1- p. 185-8 (actually unrecorded, as the bibliography stops at 1872 edition!- thus, this would actually be (2.6))