"Nordamerika", Brockhaus, F. A.
Subject: North America
Period: 1863 (circa)
Publication: Illustrierter Hand-atlas
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 17 inches
34.3 x 43.2 cm
This is a rare decorative map of North America. Surrounding the map (7.5 x 7"), are twelve American vignettes, including polar bears, Santo Domingo, Eskimos, bison, a raccoon, a grizzly bear and a beaver, an Indian meeting, harvesting sugar cane, picking cotton, a scene of the Red River, a swamp scene with an alligator, and an interesting scene of an eagle attacking a group of turkeys. The map itself is a sharp topographical presentation of the continent.
There is a bit of light foxing in the margins and in a couple of the vignettes, as well as some edge tears in the blank margins, most closed with archival tape.