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1847 hand colored vintage map of Asia by Emil von Sydow, rare. This finely hand colored original map was published by Justus Perthes in Gotha, Germany in the Methodischer Hand Atlas. Text in German
This is an extraordinary and very rare 160 years old map by Emil Von Sydow, a German geographer and cartographer. He considered that representation of relief was the most important element in a map. Blue was used for drainage, brown for highlands and green for low lands. He established what we now acknowledge as standard colors for a physical map.

Size: 13.3" by 16" plus a margin

Condition: Fair. The map shows its age and it has dark spots that affect the map. There is also a small tear on the lower margin, where the map was folded in two. Please look at the scanned images carefully. I will be glad to send you more images.

I found this map in Colonia Valdense, a town located in southwestern Uruguay established in 1856, following the arrival of Italian immigrants from Piedmont. The town is named after Pierre Valdo, a French priest and leader of the religious movement known as «the Valdensians». The atlas that contained this map was probably brought here by those immigrants or the ones that followed.

This is an ORIGINAL, not a reproduction.

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1847 Hand Colored Map Asia von Sydow Rare Vintage


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: antique map
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