(Antique Items, Compartment Books, Book box, Decorative Items, Secret Compartments). 1840-70 (likely), perhaps France or England.Note the intricate and splendid cathedral spine. A unique, perhaps one of a kind survival. "Book" covers appear to be hand painted glass set within metal framed borders, spine and box compartment. Under the front cover is an early mirror. A remarkable and beautiful object.
In 35+ years we have never seen another quite like it. Well preserved, nice looking example with pleasing age patina. Any flaws are relatively minor in the context of how well preserved and attractive it is. 5" H x 3 1/2" W.Rare hand painted glass Secret Book box c. 1850's Cathedral spine splendid object. Southeast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary lovely large old map. France coast Road of Toulon coastal old map 1790's John Cary lovely example. World map shewing Capt Cook tracks c.
Asia Company's Land outline shown 1796 Doolittle scarce American engraved map. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map.Spain insets Lisbon Madrid Cadiz 1856 Weiland huge old engraved map hand colored. Egypt Saudi Arabia 1849 Meyer map Mountains of the Moon shown. Ancient Greece Women in Greek Art 1901 Notor fine leather book illustrated LMT'D. Europe ethnic hand color plates of natives 1828 Adams Voyager Travel book. Foreign-Born compared to Aggregate Population 1898 U. Meissen Germany panorama 1590's Munster old wood cut city panorama view. Champollion Rosetta Stone Ancient Egypt 1842 France Royale rare litho plates. Egypt North Africa Nile Red Sea 1804 Tardieu scarce map. North & Sound Carolina Charleston city plan 1887 Mitchell Bradley large old map.
Benjamin Disraeli Earl Beaconsfield 1882 leather books set 11 vols beautiful. Germany Mahren Moravia 1854 Biller Brunn inset Olmutz Troppau old map.
Germany divided into circles Silesia Bohemia Saxony 1730 Moll beautiful old map. Finland Baltic Scandanavia 1855 E.
Arabian Peninsula 1748 Vaugondy engraved miniature map. Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.