World-wide Time Table from Washington DC 1864-81 Mitchell antique map hand colorBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Time Table Indicating the Difference in Time between the Principal cities of the world and also showing their air-line distance from Washington
(Principal Cities of the world, Washington DC)
Issued c.1864-81, Philadelphia by S.A. Mitchell
(imprint on the image is dated 1864,
indicating it was likely here printed in 1881 without modification
Charming 19th century lithographed thematic cartography, with original hand color. Extensive assortment of world cities then of primary importance, the colors used representing key cities in the Americas (blues), Europe (yellow), Asia (red) and Africa (green). At center is Washington D.C. at 12 o'clock.
Take at look at the times specifically- they are all over the place, still prior to the introduction of any official global time-zone agreement. Thus, times shown for locations are all set locally, using some version of a solar clock. Fascinating depiction of time.
Please note the small age stains at left side of the image at 9:00. They are visible and yet at the same time blend in visually due to their shape and size. Non-offensive visually, still attractive, image is priced accordingly.
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.
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. 15 1/4 " x 12 1/4" .
Printed area measures c. 10 1/2" x 13 1/4"
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.].