Particular Map of the Western Coast of Africa... Bowen, Thomas (active 1749 - 1790). 21in x 17in (535mm x 435mm). This large original copper plate engraved hand coloured antique map of Western Africa, centering on Goree Island, Senegal Mauritania to the North & Guinea to the south was by Thomas Bowen was published for John Harrison in 1788, the date is engraved on the map. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 21in x 17in (535mm x 435mm) Plate size: - 20in x 15in (510mm x 380mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm).Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None. He died in Clerkenwell workhouse early in 1790. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers.
The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time.
Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land.The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America.
The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection.
Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request.Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".
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