West Prussia Elbing Danzig Thorn 1847 Meyer scarce detailed antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Europe- West Prussia- Insets of Danzig with Weichselmunde, Elbing, Thorn & Marienwerder)
Published 1847, Hildburghausen, Germany by Meyer for the Grosser Zeitungs Hand-Atlas
Fine antique engraved German map with original outline hand color. Produced in a manner utterly unique to this era in terms of engraving technique and color. The original hand coloring is entirely correct and specific to this map-maker. We have seen thousands of mid-19th century Meyer maps over the years and this is an excellent typical example. Ready for display.
A detailed and uncommon mid-19th century German map which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
Nice looking map, in Good antiquarian condition, center fold line as issued, mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or small scattered age spotting as seen, sheet toned as seen in scan, normal age toning & wear, overall the map remains visually attractive. Paper is ca. 160 years old, signs of age, original centerfold as issued, not new or perfect, 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 is not the item for you.
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.
[ note: We grade very conservatively. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].
An interesting antique printed map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/2" W x 9 1/4" H.
Engraved area measures c. 9 3/4" W x 8" H.
Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten, 3.3.2. (p.159)
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3, p. 245