Fishing/ Donoho's Battery Chesapeake Bay VA 1851 U.S.C.S. old nautical chartBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Sketch C. No. 3
Showing Proposed Site for a Light at Fishing or Donoho's Battery
(North America- United States- Nautical Chart- Virginia- Spesutie Island- Susquehanna River)
Printed 1851, Washington by U. S. Coast Survey
Original mid- 19th Century lithograph map.
Printed on lithographic paper as issued which shows minor light signs of age, is slightly age toned- resulting in a nice patina, must be handled carefully, but remains sound.
A detailed, scarce and interesting early nautical map which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Poor to Fair or better antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original fold-lines as issued, splitting along the fold line to the point the map is almost in 2 pieces (now closed and held on back with small pieces of archival tape), overall the map is still clean and attractive --
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Despite any small minor age flaws, the map and printed area remain clean and visually pleasing- the map is well preserved.
An interesting antique printed map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 9 7/8" W x 8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 8 3/4" W x 7 3/8" H.