Auction 90, Lot 186

"A Map of Europe",

Subject: Europe

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 11 inches
33.5 x 27.9 cm

Original MANUSCRIPT map of the continent depicting the political divisions, rivers, and capital cities of each country. The title is in beautiful calligraphy attributing its origin to Standard Hill Academy, Midsummer 1852. The map is finely drawn in ink and hand-colored with water color. There is a later pencil notation locating Sebastopol with a fleet of ships in the Black Sea. There are also pencil drawing in the margin (probably by a child) of horses. A very interesting and unusual piece.

References:

Condition: A

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/15/2000

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