Auction 132, Lot 99

"Noord-Amerika",

Subject: North America

Period: 1864 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $150 - $200

Unsold

Closed on 6/2/2010

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