Northern Hemisphere North Pole Calif. as island 1719 vintage antique small mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Northern Hempsphere- North Pole- Arctic- North America- Europe- Asia)
Published 1719, Frankfurt am Main, Germany for A.M. Mallets " Beschreibung des Welt"
Charming original antique engraved German map.
At left side, the northern coastline of California is clearly shown as the top of an island.
Produced in a manner utterly unique to this era in terms of engraving technique and paper. At this date all paper was hand-made, so made from pulped rags versus wood pulp. This means the paper is very durable and should last for many more years.
The paper clearly shows signs of being almost 300 years old. Some typical age toning, light scattered foxing entirely typical and normal for Mallet maps of this era.
Could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
Nice looking map, in Good+ to near VG antiquarian condition- if you like genuine old paper items with minor flaws and imperfections, you will like this item. If you are seeking perfect and like new, this old original map is not the item for you.
Please inspect scan closely - any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. This image forms a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study it carefully. We will send the actual antique map shown.
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An interesting antique map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 5 7/8" W x 7 3/4" H.
Engraved area measures c. 4 1/8" W x 6" H.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p. 236
McLaughlin, Mapping of California as an Island , 82, variant later 1719 state