Ancient Greece 1855 huge lovely antique map hand color scarce detailed very fineBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Issued 1855, Liverpool by George Philip & son
Beautiful and quite uncommon oversized antique map. Engraved & lithographed with original hand color.
Original centerfold as issued.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint.
Paper split at ends of fold-lines - left side touches into neat line,tiny bit at right side 1/4" long stops in blank margin. Both could readily and very easily closed and if the map were displayed open, both would almost disappear visually.
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.
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.
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.
Very fine 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. 28 3/8" H x 22 1/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 20 1/4" H x 19 1/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.3
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.].