1840 Bruí© and Picquet Rosewood Map Cabinet with12 maps

June 6th 2017 -

1840 Bruí© and Picquet Rosewood Map Cabinet with12 maps

WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK. This wall mountable atlas is constructed of solid rosewood with masterful brass inlay. The box contains six spring loaded pulls, each attached to two maps, for a total of 12 maps. It was designed with fine woods and exceptional workmanship to grace the gentleman’s library. To our knowledge, only Brue/Picquet issued these cabinets. The earliest appeared around 1820 in somewhat baroque French Empire sthle. The present example, with brass inlay and a more streamlined ethic, appears to have been issued in 1840 based upon the dating of the individual maps. They are all dated 1840 and reflect the most recent geography. The North America map, for example has been updated to include the Republic of Texas. In general, the maps are in good condition, with some chipping to a few, and some staining to the North America map, as seen here. We are aware of only 2 other surviving examples, both in private hands. Needless to say, I passed on that example, but have wanted one ever since. If found this one just recently. With so much time having passed, it is unclear if is the same case, or a different one by the same maker. Size: Printed area measures 26 inches high by 17 inches wide. Small piece of top molding missing, upper left side. Maps vary in condition with some exhibiting staining and light chipping, but all are intact and on their original linen. Some of the spring mechanisms need minor adjusting, but still work. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (40 – 50 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1840 Bruí© and Picquet Rosewood Map Cabinet with12 maps” is in sale since Tuesday, May 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps\Pre-1900″. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

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