condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Nystrom size / dimensions: 64 x 46
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Offered for sale is this wonderful, huge, old, retractable world map which was originally made for school classrooms. Made by the venerable Nystrom company, this colorful world map measures approximately 64 inches wide by 46 inches long when opened.
I believe this map is about 45 years old. You can see from the attached photos that the map includes a number of countries that no longer exist as they are shown: Kampuchea, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, East and West Germany, etc.
In the map key, which appears in the lower left corner, we find the name of the Nystrom company under which is says “Div of Herff Jones, Inc.”
Under that is “Van Der Grinten Projection”.
Along the bottom is “Made in the U.S.A.
On the map is printed “Markable surface (use only water soluble marker on this map).
The map comes mounted on a heavy-duty spring-roller - which works like old-fashioned roll-up windows shades: pull down to open, pull down a little to completely retract for easy storage. The mechanism works perfectly. Atop the roller is a sturdy metal bar which can be used to mount the map from the top if desired. When rolled up, the map is only a few inches wide on its roller.
Founded in 1903, Nystrom Education’s web site tells us that “Nystrom is the United States' oldest publisher of wall maps and globes for classroom use.”
The company is still in business making maps. A check of their web site shows that their retractable world maps for the classroom sell for several hundred dollars.
This world map is in very good condition. I find no tears, stains or marks.
This is a terrific large world map that would be wonderful for decor (wall hanging), for someone interested in geography, collectors of world maps from different times, etc (hey - I’m trying here, guys! ;-) )
We are asking a very reasonable $135 due to the map’s size, age and condition.
Pick-up is in Montvale, NJ.
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