Brussels Bruxelles 1875 old folding pocket map tourist advertising souvenirBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Nouveau Plan de la Ville de Bruxelles
(tourist cartography of 19th century- advertising cartography- urban plans)
Issued Brussels, c.1875 by F. Fink. Litho by L. Mertens. 36 panels, paper, decorative laminated color litho pictorial boards showing hanging banner title, Singer Sewing Machine Co. ad on verso.
Beautiful and very uncommon large folding 19th century antique advertising pocket map, color lithographed. Advertising panels surround map as seen and on reverse as well.
Light uniform paper age toning, clean, original fold lines, some short fold-line splitting at intersections, a well preserved and pleasing visual example of this scarce 19th century European cartographic tourist novelty.
Sheet measures c. 10 1/2" x 8 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 9 1/8" x 7".
Booklet measures c. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers- no mention of either imprint name.