Auction 116, Lot 41

"The World", Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning

Subject: World

Period: 1861 (published)

Publication: The World Geographical, Historical, And Statistical

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25 x 18 inches
63.5 x 45.7 cm

A most unusual and rarely seen double hemispheric map of the world surrounded by engraved vignettes. Along the top are 28 portraits titled "Principle Varieties of the Human Race," with each type named. Along the bottom are 39 models titled "Female Costumes of Different Parts of the World," each numbered and keyed to a list of countries. Other vignettes along the sides show pyramids, elephants, Greek ruins, etc. At center is a nice engraving of the lighthouse at Alexandria. A rarely offered map that had limited publication in Charles Savage's book. The map appears unchanged throughout its publication in the 1850's and early 1860's.

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Condition: B

A very nice example with original coloring and margins. A little toning and a trace of staining. Minor binding tear with a sound and nearly invisible repair.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006

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