VINTAGE OLD WORLD MAPThe 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 left center but could be taped or repaired from the back and would not be noticable after framing. To remove creases from parchment, carefully wet and place on flat surface to dry. I will ship your parchment safely and securely in a USPS mailing tube. If you purchase more than one I will not add any additional shipping charges! Will email additional photos at your request. No reserve on any of my listings, so bid carefree! Will combine shipping on multiple purchases to save you money! Please check my auctions and store frequently, as I am always listing fresh merchandise! Remember to visit my store, Our Vintage Treasures! Thanks and happy bidding! Insurance is optional and recommended . I am not responsible for loss, damage or theft of uninsured packages. I pack all items very carefully, but postal accidents do happen on rare occasions. If your item is damaged in shipping, you must keep all original shipping material and the item in order for me to file an insurance claim with the post office. Thank you!