Maryland Virginias Delaware 1889 Bradley large oversized hand colored old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(North America- United States)
Issued Phila, c.1889 by Wm. Bradley.
Oversized late 19th century map with original hand color. Fine level of detail, decorative piano-key border surrounds the map.
Light uniform paper age toning and some insignificant damp staining along the bottom edge, otherwise a clean, nice looking example.
Original centerfold, clean 3" split at bottom which lies flat when map is opened and is almost invisible to the eye.
Sheet measures c. 19" x 26".
Printed area measures c. 16" x 22 3/4".
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 313.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 182.
Woodward, The All-American Map- Wax Engraving and it's Influence on Cartography . pp. 27-8.