World map c. 1862 by Swanston & Fullarton fine folio sheet antique old color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Tibet, China, Korea, Hawaii, New Zealand, Ottoman Empire)
Issued Edinburgh, London & Dublin, ca. 1862 by Swanston & A. Fullarton & Co.
Fine and uncommon old engraved & lithographed map with original hand color.
Insets of the North Pole as well as a smaller 2 sphere projection on the plane of the horizon.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved, backed with linen long ago which now greatly enhances the strength of the paper. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan,margins toned & lightly age soiled, some minor light offsetting in a couple spots, overall visually appealing.
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.
Pleasing antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 18 1/2" H x 23 1/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 16 1/8" H x 20" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 2, p. 122