World spheres pair Eastern Western America Africa 1853 Boynton small old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Issued Boston, 1853. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.
A pair of charming little mid-19th century antique miniature hemisphere maps, engraved with original hand color.
We can't help notice the mythical chain across the interior of Africa called Mts. of the Moon is shown.
Light uniform paper age toning otherwise clean, nice looking examples. Small miniature format.
Sheets measure c. 7" x 5".
Printed areas measure c. 5" x 4 1/4".
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 271.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, pg. 180.