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Auction 118, Lot 302

"Neueste Karte von Alabama…", Meyer, Joseph

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1851 (dated)

Publication: Grosser Zeitung Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 14.5 inches
30 x 36.8 cm

This is the German edition of the Tanner/Mitchell Alabama map from the New Universal Atlas, with a German title but English place names. This edition was from Meyer's Grosser Zeitung Atlas, published in 1853 or later. A table at the left gives steam-boat routes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Pensacola. The map has nice, pre-Civil War detail of Mobile Bay, Pascagoula Bay, Pensacola Bay, Chocktawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay and St. Rosa Island. There are only 52 counties shown, as opposed to the 67 present today.

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Condition: B

Original outline color. Light toning with a few soft creases and some light, marginal staining.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007

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