Pacific Ocean Australia Asiatic Isles Polynesia 1847 scarce cerographic old mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Polynesia, Australasia, New Holland, Asiatic Islands)
Issued 1847, NY for Morse
Charming and uncommon mid-19th century cerographic geography book map. From a now very rare American school geography book issued prior to 1850.
Place names and simple political division shown in early 1847 Australia of modern cartographic interest.
Produced with the printing method known as cerography, a form of wax engraving meets lithography. The yellow is printed color, small wood engraving below the map signed "JGC" in the block. Text below map as issued, no other way to own this map. On the back are three small similar yellow cerographic maps, these being- Ancient Greece- Ancient Palestine and Asia Minor (modern day Turkey and Cyprus- shown with mountains down the middle and naming Mount Olympus).
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.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/8" H x 9 1/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 10" H x 8 1/8" W