Project Description

(B19)  Title:  “Oceana or Pacific Ocean” from Henry S. Tanner’s A New Universal Atlas…  published in Philadelphia by Carey & Hart (1845).  Steel engraving, hand colored.  Image size is approx. 15 ½ x 12 inches (approx. 39 x 30 cm).  Matted and shrink wrapped.  Mat size is approx. 20 x 17 inches (approx. 51 x 43 cm).

Discussion:  Borneo is a vast distance across the Pacific Ocean from the U.S.  It still takes nearly 48 hours to get there by passenger plane.  Just imagine such a trip for Martin and Osa Johnson in the first part of the 20th century…  it really was a different world for them to explore and document for future generations.

Condition:  Slight age toning and a few very slight smudges, mostly in blank margins.  Very small tears on edge that had been bound into an atlas, with professional reinforcement on the verso of the image.  Overall a little better than Very Good.

Price:  $110.00