Africa continent Mts. of the Moon Donga Cape Colony Egypt Congo 1832 Yeager map
Africa continent Mts. of the Moon Donga Cape Colony Egypt Congo 1832 Yeager map Africa continent Mts. of the Moon Donga Cape Colony Egypt Congo 1832 Yeager map
$ 75.00

Africa.

(Africa, Continent, Egypt, Cape Colony, Natal,. Guinea, Morocco, Abyssinia).

Issued 1832, Philadelphia by Carey & Lea for Starling. Engraved by J. Yeager.

Charming little early 19th century American produced map, engraved with original hand color. A gem miniature, precisely engraved with great delicacy and skill.

Paper has uniformly toned to give the map a unique mellow visual glow unlike anything modern.

Within the interior is prominently shown the apocryphal "Mts. of the Moon (Donga)" as the source of the Nile River.

A very nice looking example, most pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.

Sheet Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W.

Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.

Cartographic Reference(s):
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.

[R25824].