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Lot 0039
  • Title/Content of Map: Antique Birds Eye View of the Mississippi Basin
  • Date Printed: 1866
  • Cartographer: Anonymous
  • Size (inches): 9 x 14
  • Condition: Good. Slightly age toned as typical for paper of the era.

    Unusual post-war antique wood engraving of a birds eye view of the Mississippi basin with numerous rivers, roads and cities identified by name. With this image the viewer looks at the landscape from a new perspective with South at the top of page. Attractive. "Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." Coverage extends from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond with dozens of cities and town noted including Austin, Texas; Key West, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Brownsville, Galveston, Montgomery, Jackson, Knoxville, Charleston, Savannah, Vicksburg, Natchez and many more. Includes the Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Arkansas River, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River, Escambia River, and the upper Gulf of Mexico. Published in 1866 by Harpers for the "Pictorial History of the Civil War" part 1.

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  • Location: This item ships from South Carolina

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  • Condition

    Good. Slightly age toned as typical for paper of the era.

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    Antique Birds Eye Map of the Mississippi Basin, 1866

    Estimate $90 - $100Oct 7, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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