Eastern & Western Hemisphere World 1894 antique lithograph hand color 2 mapsBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Western Hemisphere & Eastern Hemisphere
(World in spheres- 2 maps)
Issued 1894, New York, by A.L. Smith
Scarce set of antique lithograph maps with original hand color.
Nicely decorative, with comparative river lengths at top sides of each, variant hemisphere projections at bottom corners.
Printed on period paper as issued which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In near VG [or better] condition: displays normal light age toning as typical, scattered small spotting, and light soiling; overall the image remains clean and very attractive--- please inspect zoomable visual scan closely- note the zoom feature which allows for very close inspection.
[ note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. ].
Pleasing old printed paper image entirely worthy of any collection and / or display. A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this particular historical era. Not only is the artistic style interesting, but the historical method used for printing it essentially no longer exists. This renders the sheet of paper utterly historically unique, as you will observe when you see it in person.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos. Extracted from a very scarce late 19th century atlas, printed on back with part of a different map.
Each sheet measures c. 12" W x 15 1/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 8 5/8" W x 12 3/4" H.
We guarantee this printed sheet of paper to be old, printed many years ago, not recently. We stand behind the authenticity of everything we sell- forever.