Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 99


Subject: North America

Period: 1864 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8.2 inches
26.7 x 20.8 cm

This delicately drawn, manuscript map depicts the political divisions, some topography, and major cities. The map is finely rendered in ink, hand colored, and signed below the title by P. v Bommel Jr.. Unfortunately, we would have to give this student an A for effort, but an F for content because the political divisions reflect the period when Texas was independent [1836-46]. Preparation of manuscript maps was a typical early 19th century classroom exercise. These classroom maps are found in several public map collections. But they are quite rare due to their ephemeral nature.


Condition: B+

There is a spot in the Caribbean Sea, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 6/2/2010