(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.