North America British Canada Mormon city named 1856 Leipzig rare antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(North America- British Canada- Mexico- Central America- Caribbean- Pacific-Atlantic)
Issued 1856, Leipzig by Stein
Large format very uncommon/ rare original engraved mid-19th century map. With original outline hand color.
Of interest for the naming of "Mormon City/ New Jerusalem" by Great Lake, Utah as well as the pre-statehood, territorial outline shapes shown in the American west.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
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 shows clear signs of age, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light to moderate age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, light damp staining at bottom right edge as visible in image, some edge wear or short closed splits, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan. Nothing which would render the map unworthy of most collections. Not a perfect example, but from a very elusive atlas and thus uncommon in the market.
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 mid-19 century era.
Sheet measures c. 16 1/2 " x 20" .
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 210
Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten , p.360-3- noting the various editions, all of them scarce today.