Mappemonde 1897 Antique French Aquatint Map of the World

by PetitPoulailler

I love old maps. There is a romance to them - illustrated journeys to places far-away and unknown, adventures forever laying in wait for me. Colors rich and luxurious, quietly beckoning.

This map, or chart, is from an 1887 French encyclopedia - a beautifully detailed aquatint engraving presenting maps of the world. Six globes are presented in finely engraved detailing. The colors are not what we usually think of with maps - here you'll fine lovely baby blue and pink, butter yellow, lavender, and the creamy white of the map margins that has gentle warmed over these past 115+ years.

The heavy paper has text on the reverse which does not show through. Measuring 9.5" x 12.25" [24.1x31.1 cm], the actual map image measures 8" x 11". Smooth and clear and showing very little edge tanning, the paper is clean and without mark, tear or crease. This will be a beautiful map to frame for your home decor- perhaps you'll use it in your scholarly efforts. Perfect for card and tag creations, scrap-book page making, collage.

You are purchasing an original 1887 paper and it does not have watermarks. I will send this to you flat, protected, and by USPS 1st Class mail.

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