Vintage Old World Map on Parchment 1960's Repro Cool!

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 03, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House


The Map of the World as the Pilgrams knew it when they set sail in 1620...some 128 years after Columbus discovered America. This magnificent map was published in Amsterdam in 1618. Ferdinand Magellan had completed the first known round-the-world voyage and Francis Drake had sailed up the west coast and home to England westward. Jan Jansson, the mapmaker, spent as much time decorating as charting. In the 4 corners are the 4 seasons. In the upper center, Adam and Eve...lower, heaven and hell. The banner headline reads, "Representation of the World, Comprising Two Plane Hemisps." Miss Universe, 1618, lower right on mantel piece. On left, conquistador, with drawn sword, glares at featd Indian. This map was published by Tamm-Vogt Co., 3883 Lindell, St. Louis 8, MO. From the map collection of Roy Wenzlick. Made in the early 1960's, I believe 1962. I purchased this map and several other parchment pieces from a local estate, all rolled together and stored in a mailing tube for many years. I used clear weights to hold down the corners for the picture. This will frame beautifully, perfect for your home, office, school or library.

Measures 21 1/2" by 16 3/4" with the border.

T is some damage , the parchment is very fragile and t is some tattering on the edges. T is two small holes torn near the
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