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Antique World Map ~ Ocean Currents 1873

140 year old hand-colored lithographic map from a Treatise on Physical Geography

by A. von Steinwehr

published by Cowperthwait & Co, Philadelphia and in good condition for its age

Such a delightful map, the hand painting is so delicate. This map makes you want to look closely at the detail. The hand painting is wonderful. There is an amazing difference between a hand colored and non hand colored antique map! This would be wonderful framed and is a real collectible/displayable treasure to keep for a lifetime. See the world as it was portrayed in 1873.

To see a photograph I located of A. von Steinwehr, the cartographer of this map, cut and past this link! It's worth a look.
A real German gentleman!

The following words are printed on the title page of the source "Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by Cowperthwait & Co., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington". Copy of this can be included in the purchase upon request.

measures: including narrow border 12" x 9 1/2"

Please take a look at the last image which shows a little tear on the bottom right corner into the edge of the border area. The tear does not impinge into the actual map. The price is slightly reduced due to this imperfection (though being 140 years old there are always age related imperfections!)

Comes in new clear sleeve, protected with firm cardboard, and in a sturdy Australia Post "tough" envelope. I ship everywhere around the world and Australia Post Airmail is fast (generally less than 10 working days).

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Vintage WORLD MAP 1873 Delightful Pastel Color Antique Map


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: antique map
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
  • Feedback: 1849 reviews