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A Chart of the Antilles or Charibbee or Caribs Islands with Virgin Isles

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Maps55 of 86World MapWWII POCKET ATLAS
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Posted 2 years ago

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andreayayay
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How can you tell if it's an original or not?? I only found 2 in the web: one for $35 and the other one for $800... How can I tell which one is mine???? I'm driving crazy!

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  1. ulfsurfer, 2 years ago
    Where did you find those two for sale? I'm not sure yet whether this is original or not, but I suspect it is for real.
  2. andreayayay andreayayay, 2 years ago
    I found them in a storage locker. In th eback it has a sticker that says:
    ISLAND TREASURES
    Gallery & Frames Shop
    West End, Tortola, BVI
    (809) 495-4787
  3. andreayayay andreayayay, 2 years ago
    The ones for sale were both in Ebay.
  4. ulfsurfer, 2 years ago
    Some points that speak in favor of originality:
    - The colors seem to have dulled a bit. Actual reprints likely have more vivid colors from the best preserved originals out there. These maps were colored by hand, so one can expect some differences between individual copies.
    - There is foxing on the map too, which is an indication of age.
    - The paper texture looks very typical of that from the 1700s.
  5. andreayayay andreayayay, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much for your comment! Yes, I can see the colors clearly but their not as vivid as the ones I found on Ebay. I'll check them out, thanks again!
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 2 years ago
    Just as a point I think the sticker is a give away and this was meant as a souvenier and nothing else........
    That's my take on it all.
  7. ulfsurfer, 2 years ago
    Depends what kind of store "Island Treasures" is. One link says it's an art gallery. Could be all fancy & real stuff in there.. or not. If this is a fake reprint, then why are the colors dulled and the paper foxed?

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