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1891 Article Columbus Monument Sphere Alberto Palacio Chicago World's Fair MAB1

1891 Article Columbus Monument Sphere Alberto Palacio Chicago World's Fair MAB1

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This is an original 1891 one-page print article about a proposed Design for a Columbus Monument for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. This article features an illustration of the colossal monument designed by Alberto de Palacio, a Spanish engineer, who has presented it as a fitting conception with which to commemorate and symbolize the discovery of the Western Continent by Christopher Columbus. The design offered a view of the colossal sphere, which is mounted on a base of 262 feet high, and is crowned at its North Pole by the caravel which carried Columbus to the New World. The monument is brilliant with the colors of the continents, oceans and islands of the terrestrial sphere.

CONDITION

This 120+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. Moderate aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. Moderate scuffing. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is bleed through showing in this article.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 12.25 inches; 23 x 31 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Architectural Design, globe

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