Grinnell Land Greenland Smith Strait Canada 1855 U.S.C.S. Kane nautical chartBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries of the Second American-Grinnell-Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin
(North America- United States- Nautical Chart- Northern Canada- Grinnell Land- Greenland- Arctic Circle- Smith Strait- Peabody Bay- Kennedy Channel)
Printed 1855, Washington by U. S. Coast Survey
Lithographed by Ackerman
Original mid- 19th Century lithograph map.
the Explanation below the title shows the tracks of 5 different routes with their dates and leaders.
Printed on lithographic paper as issued which shows minor light signs of age, is slightly age toned- resulting in a nice patina, must be handled carefully, but remains sound.
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 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, paper now uniformly age browned, overall the map is clean and very attractive -- map has been priced according to this condition as described.
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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. 16 1/8" W x 19 1/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 14 7/8" W x 17 1/4" H.