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Antique colored intaglio from "Seaweeds of the British Isles", Nature-printed by Henry Bradbury in 1857. Nature printing was a process used in the Nineteenth Century to capture the exact details of plants and insects. The object itself was first impressed into a harder material which could then be used to make the printing surface. Wood, softened by steam, and various types of metal were used to make a mold from the plants. This process involved passing the object to be reproduced between a steel plate and a lead plate, through two rollers closely screwed together. The high pressure imbedded the object into the lead plate. Colored ink was then applied to the stamped lead plate to produce a copy. The process was ideal for showing the thin two-dimensional fronds of ferns and seaweed, but less successful with more fleshy plants. This Nature-print shows exquisite, accurate detail; excellent condition, matted, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Price: $75.00 Date: 1857. See NAT031.

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Black and white antique coastal chart showing Long Island, Montauk Point to New York, and Long Island Sound. With soundings and coastal detail. Very good condition, repaired tear lower right, some small brown spots in center, 11 x 22.25 inches.

Price: $140.00 Date: 1896. See NYO221

Andrews’ 18 Inch Globe, by C.F. Weber & Co. successor to A.H. Andrews

Beautifully finished, recently restored 18 inch globe, with 12 gores, by Weber for Andrews, circa 1890. Set in ornate three legged cast iron stand, with stamped, solid brass full meridian ring, and polished hardwood horizon ring, which shows the months of the year and the signs of the zodiac. Globe is beautifully colored and shows 1890 geography in exquisite detail; shows ecliptic, equinoctial colure, trade winds and other features. Includes figure-eight analemma, "Analemma or Table of Equation of Time, Showing the Sun's Declination and the Difference of Time Between the Clock and Sun for Every Day of the Year". Excellent condition, stands approximately 35 inches in height. See WOR046.

Museum Quality Monk Wall Map

I thought you might like to see the finished product. It hangs in a quiet study, fitting quite well in an art niche that we had waiting for the right piece! Upgraded the lighting and it is just perfect, I must say. Thanks from Texas!


Tyler, Texas

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Find A Memory: Papermania Fills Hartford’s XL Center

Feb 3rd, 2009 By Anne Kugielsky

Two Ben Nason travel posters promoting areas served by the New Haven Railroad sold early at Antique Maps & Prints, West Chatham, Mass.

Hartford, Conn.:On a cold but dry Saturday, the 55th annual Papermania Plus opened to a large and enthusiastic crowd that was on hand to delve through the wide variety of ephemera and related materials offered. The show, conducted at the Harford XL Center on January 10 and 11, featured more than 160 exhibitors from throughout the East Coast states, as well as Michigan, Ohio, California and Canada.

The popular show draws an almost cultlike crowd obsessed with the Papermania offerings that include such items as toys, historical documents, rare books, posters, advertising, daguerreotypes and trading cards.

“Many of our dealers have a dedicated following in their specialties,” Gary Gipstein of Hillcrest Promotions, Wethersfield,

Conn., said. Gipstein’s parents, Paul Gipstein and Arlene Shea, founded the show in 1976 and Gary and his mother continue the tradition, much to the delight of exhibitors and shoppers.

“We always do well at this show,” said Bob Zaremba of West Chatham,

Mass. His point was proven when two Ben Nason (American, b 1915)

1940s travel posters promoting the New Haven Railroad, drawn by the well-known artist in a graphic Art Deco style, were sold soon after the opening bell. Zaremba and Danielle Jeanloz, his wife and partner at Antique Maps & Prints, were also showing The New Topographical Map of the State of Connecticut, 1850, by Clark & Tackaberry.

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