Savannah River Georgia Tybee Island Long Island c1827 antique nautical map colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
From its mouth to the City of Savannah by John Le Conte, Top.l Eng 1821
(Georgia, Atlantic coast)
Issued c.1827, New York by Edmund & George Blunt
Engraved by W. Hooker- Drawn by E. Blunt
Charming mid 19th century engraved map, with pleasing expertly detailed full hand color. Relatively few examples of this or most Blunt maps are encountered with such attractive appropriate looking hand color.
Lighthouse shown on Tybee island, Savannah city at far left with Fort Hayne named near Fort Jackson.ountless sounding depths, shoals colored in a contrasting manner, a superior visual example in many ways.
The map is in a cartographic style quite unique to this historical moment. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason. Also, the small size lends a feeling of intimacy, like a small near miniature jewel.
Print paper and engraved area remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, nothing offensive or severe, overall remains visually attractive and historically interesting.
Charming little old antique map, entirely worthy of display, resale, gift-giving, etc.
Sheet measures c. 16 1/4" W x 8" H.
Printed area measures c. 15 3/4" W x 7" H.
Folio. Original fold lines as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1.
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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 minor thin creases 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.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].