Auction 133, Lot 602

"Relief Map of Asia", Central School Supply House

Subject: Asia

Period: 1901 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

40 x 27 inches
101.6 x 68.6 cm

A rarely offered relief map that shows the entire continent in very good detail. This map is a remarkable demonstration of craftsmanship as it is composed of layers of cloth, plaster and papier-mache, molded to show the topography of the continent. The map extends to show much of Europe and northern Africa and includes a large inset "A Relief Map of Japan." Coloring is a combination of printed and hand coloring. In its original carved wooden frame, measuring 34" x 47.5". This map was recovered from a school house in Tombstone, Arizona.


Condition: B+

Marginal stains, some scattered foxing or darkening of varnish, and minor warping of boards. Wooden frame has lost most of the original varnish.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/1/2010