Napha Harbor Commodore Perry Abbey Point 1853 U.S. Japan expedition survey mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
The Harbor of Napha
(Asia- Japan- Survey Map of the U.S. Expedition to Japan- Abbey Point- Junk Harbor- Sailing Directions)
Printed 1853, Washington by U. S. Government
Engraved by Selmar Siebert
Original mid- 19th Century lithograph map.
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 chart which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Good+ or better antiquarian condition, some browning and tenderness along some fold-lines, short splitting to some areas of fold-lines, mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original fold-lines as issued, trimmed unevenly along the left edge as seen and as issued, overall the map is clean and very attractive --
Please inspect photos closely- any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These pictures form a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study them carefully. We will send the actual antique item shown.
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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. 25" W x 20 3/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 23 1/8" W x 18 1/2" H.