Chesapeake Bay Head to Potomac River Virginia 1862 U.S.C.S. old nautical chartBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Chesapeake Bay From Its Head to Potomac River
(North America- United States- Nautical Chart- Virginia- Choptank River- Eastern Bay- Sailing Directions- Maritime Hazards)
Printed 1862, Washington by U. S. Coast Survey
Lithographed by Dankworth, Enthoffer, Evans & Kendrup
Original mid- 19th Century lithograph map.
Printed on lithographic paper as issued which shows minor light signs of age, is age toned- resulting in a nice patina, must be handled carefully.
A detailed, scarce and interesting early nautical chart which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Poor to Fair antiquarian condition , paper brittle but mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original fold-lines as issued, fold lines now age browned and splitting, long split 1/2 across the top of the map along the fold-line and around it now partially closed with archival tape, overall the map is still clean and very attractive -- map has been priced according to this condition as described. Map needs to be lined with rice paper or further repaired with archival tape.
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[ note: We grade very conservatively. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].
Despite any small minor age flaws, the map and printed area remain clean and visually pleasing- the map is well preserved.
An interesting antique printed map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 40" W x 32" H.
Engraved area measures c. 37 1/2" W x 29" H.