Rivers Canals Railroads Great Britain c.1845 Charles Copley rare old map ThamesBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Map Exhibiting the Navigable Rivers. The Completed & Proposed Canals & Rail-Roads Great Britain & Ireland with Coal Fields, Light Houses & c.
(River Thames, Isle of Man, Swansea Bay, The Wash, Great Western Railroad, Cardigan Bay, Caledonian Canal, Irish Sea, Avon River)
Issued c.1845, New York, by Harper & Brothers
Engraved by Charles Copley
Fine and uncommon folio sheet engraved map with attractive hand color.
A very uncommon/ scarce large old map by this engraver and publisher from Brooklyn, NY. Printed on a thin bond paper which is similar to the paper used on many folding pocket maps of this 19th century era. Seems possible the map was also issued in a pocket map format. [see David Rumsey website]
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains very well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, edges are toned with some minor browning, minor trivial age flaws or faults such as thin small wrinkles which are unworthy of mention- map is just a nice, clean, pleasing example of what is certainly a condition rarity found thus.
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 antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 21 5/8" H x 25 1/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 20" H x 24 3/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. , p.