[There's some slight episodes of foxing that occur on the printed map's surface & some minor tanning around the extreme outer margins of the large folio print paper]. Early to mid-19th century European antique restruck, opaque watercolor hand colored, black ink printed early woodcut maps, from 17th century original antique map plates. 25" Width x 19 ¼" Height.15 ¾" Height x 21 ¼" Width. Weight: Less than 1 lb. It only has some slight, minor episodes of foxing found on the map's surface, as well as some tanning of the map's paper edges. The hand coloring, using opaque watercolor paint, is still bright, vivid and with nearly saturated intensity, not knocked down or diminished by prolonged exposure to light. The map was found out of frame and in a heavy millboard portfolio in an oversized chest of drawers in an early, well-appointed estate on the South Shore of Massachusetts, just south of Boston. The original 1622 map of'Africa Nova Descriptio' by Willem Blaeu was reissued several times. This hand colored restrike would have been an early to mid 19th century antique restrike from the original woodcut map plate. Good to Very Good overall antique condition.
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