Auction 114, Lot 138

"Neely's New Reversible Historical Chart, Political Map and United States Map Combined", Neely, F.T.

Subject: United States

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
66 x 44 inches
167.6 x 111.8 cm

This is a very scarce and remarkable wall map featuring a most unusual thematic chart that dominates one side. The chart graphically details the party in power from the Presidency of Washington to the second term of Grover Cleveland. Above are portraits of all the represented presidents. Below are large maps of Persia, Abyssinia, South Africa, Central America, Alaska, the Solar Systems and several hemispheres of the world. Also several thematic charts detailing the Creeds of the World, the Comparative Strengths of the Armies of the World, and comparative tons of the ships of the countries of the world. On the reverse is a large (53 x 38") map titled "Neeley's New Commercial Map of the United States, Canada, British Columbia and Northern Mexico." Text below title is an expansive description of the 1893 Columbia Exposition at Chicago. Three large thematic charts at side. Below map is a table giving important dates in U.S. history. Size given is overall dimensions. A lovely wall map that is distinguished by its fine condition and unusual historical thematic chart.

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Condition: A

Both rollers present and attached. A little darkening along a narrow band at top only on the U.S. map side. Historical chart side is near fine.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/1/2006

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