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A vintage Westermann Umriss map stamp of the continent of South America (Nr. 20917 – “Sudamerika”). Originally used to duplicate map outlines in ink for teaching geography in the classroom, these stamps are interesting objects in their own right now. In good, used conditoin and in its original metal box. The stamp produces a map approximately 15cm by 12cm (5¾ in. by 4¾ in.)
The stamp has obvious signs of use, including some aged ink remnants on the stamp and wear and tear to the metal handle sections, minor surface scratches, etc., but in good clean conditon otherwise. The outer metal box, which measures 16cm by 14.5cm by 7cm (6¼ in. by 5¾ in. by 2¾ in.), is also in good overall vintage condition, with signs of ageing to the paper label and minor dents and scratches from use. It is, however, in good structural shape and clean.
A quirky object of interest to those with a background in education or geography specifically, or to anyone who appreciates the visual appeal of maps and mapping-related items. It would certainly make an interesting display piece or paperweight!