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Auction 134, Lot 353

"Zuid Amerika",

Subject: South America

Period: 1865 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 12.4 inches
22.4 x 31.5 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.. 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: A

Some light surface soil and a short tear in the blank margin.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/1/2010