Mapa Oceánico publicado por la Libreria Alemana de Ernst Nolte Buenes Aires. nd, c. 1894

printed pocket map backed with thin fabric, folded into maroon covers of smooth leather over stiff paper boards 3 7/8" x 5 1/4" x 1/16"
Unrestored original condition
good as found, lightly used, folding map sheet is clean and lightly toned and map folds strong, attached to maroon leather and paperboard pocket covers that show some use but otherwise good used condition.
13.5 × 14.5 × 0.125 inches
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This little map has an international scope, as it shows the international ocean trade routes from Europe, including the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast and Islands to North and South America as well as to the tip of Cape Horn. The map is laid onto a grid.  The coastal cities are identified, but no inland locations an any one of the continents. On the American West Coast, S. Francisco is located and "Golden Gate". The Ernst Nolte Libreria Alemana was a later 19th c. map publisher in Argentina. For another title, in a similar graphic style, please see Nuevo mapa de la Republica Argentina, Argentina 1876. Nuevo mapa de la Republica Argentina / construido por A. de Seelstrang y A. Tourmente, ingros. segun los ultimos datos ; grabado por Curt Stiller. - American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection - UWM Libraries Digital Collections

The different languages in which coastal cities are spelled suggests an international audience for the map. Continent names are in English. Port and coastal city names are in English and Spanish, possibly French. Dating the map is guided by the scope of trade routes, names of port cities and the absence of the Panama Canal. The routes shown in hatch marked lines to North America reach the East Coast of Canada and the United States. On the Pacific Coast, routes are shown from San Francisco south to Mexico and South America. Other routes enter the Caribbean. Panama is located, but not the Panama Canal. A route to North Africa is shown via Malta.

In manuscript on the inside of the front cover is "G.W.Baldwin  Buenos Ayres Sept 5/94." This map may have been borrowed from, sold or previously owned by German Library, Ernst Nolte. This publisher served a large German speaking business community in Argentina. His German Library was located at least as early as 1882 in Buenos Aires. A guide book under the Ernst Nolte imprint, titled The Stranger's Guide for Buenos Aires by Ernst Nolte "With a map of the city and its suburbs" provides this reference. The title page of that book explains that it is published "also in German, Spanish and French."

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