Africa 1770 Vaugondy decorative Mts. of Moon fine old vintage antique mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Africa, Madagascar, Sahara Desert, Kingdom of Benin, Abyssinia, Mountains of the Moon, Egypt, Nile River)
Issued ca. 1770, Paris, by S. Robert de Vaugondy
Engraved by E. Dussy
Fine and uncommon old map with original outline hand color. Decorative strapwork cartouche at top right. Themythical Mountains of the Moon is named and shown within the center as well as various other erroneous topographical features.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, a small light stain at bottom near South Africa coast.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/4" H x 17" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 3/8" H x 11" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p.52