Natives & dwellings Norton Sound Alaska nice c.1780's old vintage engraved print
$ 39.95


(Bering Sea - Alaska)

Issued London, in the late 18th century (ca.1780's).

A very appealing 18th century engraved print.

This type of old / vintage engraved printing process was very difficult and laborious, involving long-apprenticed, highly trained skillful pictorial artisans. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, tricky manual tasks such as proper inking of plates, sheets of hand-made paper individually hung to dry, skill in all aspects of production, patience, and other endless tasks and labors. Because of these and various other historical factors, this printed leaf is an interesting original artifact from long past moment in printing upon paper.

Please view scan closely. There is an enlargeable zoom feature that allows for a close inspection . This is central to the listing. It takes precedence over any words we use. Look at the scan. Study it. Then decide .*

Sheet is lightly to moderately age-toned, perhaps some old dampstaining or small spotting as seen in scan, light age dustiness or minor toning, tear to right blank margin repaired on verso with archival tape; still mostly clean and fresh -- visually appealing image.

Could readily be displayed or collected.

In all, remains a charming old, vintage, antique printed image any collector, dealer or institution would be pleased to own.

Sheet measures c. 9 1/4" W x  6 1/4" H.

Engraved area measures c. 6 7/8" W x  4 5/8" H.


*[ note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].

We encourage you to print this description to keep with the image. It serves as an informal but valid Certificate of Authenticity for as long as you own it.