HAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great detailsHAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great details

This is a HAND DRAWN map, not a print of any kind, probably crafted, with great care, by an American school child, who did not add his or her name, but did date this in the year 1809. The title is "A Map of SPAIN & PORTUGAL from the best Authorities". Unframed, it measures 16 1/8" by 20 3/4". The work contains amazing, loving detail, with towns, rivers, provinces, even mountain ranges, drawn in. The provinces are outlined and colored, creating a patchwork effect that adds to the appeal. The Balearic Islands appear at right, and the Straits of Gibraltar and the North African coast at bottom. The map, considering its over 200 years of existence, is in very good shape. There are some minor faults to be expected from a piece of paper over two centuries old, such as a small edge tear at right, other edge faults including corner losses, light creasing, and paper browning. Framed, most of this would not even be an issue. All in all this is a rare and desirable antique piece that to me holds more interest by far than a printed map.

Item ID: JB02474

HAND DRAWN 1809 school boy map of Spain and Portugal with great details

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