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|1863 Hand Colored Map of Australia
by A. J. Johnson
19" x 22" matted|
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|While the U.S. was deeply embroiled in a bloody civil war, the rest of the world was far from stable. The German Confederation sent troops into and demanded that Denmark hand over control of Holstein and Schleswig. Danish Prince George I is made King of Greece. In January, a revolution against Russian rule began in Poland and spread to Lithuania and portions of Russia during the rest of the year. Napoleon III sends troops into Mexico City and proclaims Austrian Maximilian Emperor of Mexico, while in South America civil war erupted in Uruguay and New Grenada was renamed the United States of Columbia. Civil war also breaks out in Afghanistan, while in Eastern Asia the French establish a Cambodian protectorate.|
This incredible map shows Autralia when it was still a vast unexplored land. Huge areas of the continent had yet to be explored when this map was created. The explored regions are shown in detail, as are the cities an counties along the coasts. This is a rare and fascinating snapshot of this wild land "down-under" almost 140 years ago.
If you are looking for a fascinating piece of art, to decorate a home or office, these truly "limited-edition" prints are perfect. Antique engravings, & prints are extraordinary examples of the 19th Century printing and engraving arts. As conversation pieces they are unequaled. A beautiful old print or engraving is an actual snapshot of our history. Any of these, increasingly rare, works of art are also some of the most thoughtful (and personal) gifts you can give. Unlike so many other gifts, antique prints allow you to present someone a piece of the past.
All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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