China Korea Sea of Japan Seoul Hwang Hai 1957 large detailed vintage display mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
China Korea Sea of Japan
Issued 1957, Edinburgh by J. Bartholomew
Large, very detailed and fascinating vintage map. Made almost 60 years ago, during a key era in the evolution of modern history in this region.
A splendid map of this region, depicting Korea with a level of detail rarely encountered in the 1950's. Coast of China nicely detailed, Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, Vladivostok, U.S.S.R., Tokyo, Hokkaido, etc. The water area is bathymetrically depicted, meaning the darker shading corresponds to increasing depths. The same feature in seen reverse on land, these aspects rarely seen so well presented together on most other maps of this era.
Map displays a fine scientific feel, while also being nicely printed on over sized heavy stock paper which has been lightly coated and thus gives a reflective sheen in the light.
A high quality printed map from the 1950's which looks like it is. The atlas this map originally appeared within was extremely expensive when first released, well beyond the typical atlas buyers budget, and thus had a relatively small distribution. Hence the maps from it are not frequently encountered.
Outstanding level of detail on this nice large folio sheet map, including terrain elevations, geopolitical boundaries at this moment, airfields & airports identified , active volcanoes, etc.
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.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not new, so minor normal age flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected or found.
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. 19 1/4" H x 24" W.
Printed area measures c. 17" H x 22" W