Africa Continent 1860 Weller fine large color map w/ blank interior
Africa Continent 1860 Weller fine large color map w/ blank interior Africa Continent 1860 Weller fine large color map w/ blank interior Africa Continent 1860 Weller fine large color map w/ blank interior Africa Continent 1860 Weller fine large color map w/ blank interior Africa Continent 1860 Weller fine large color map w/ blank interior
$ 85.00

Africa.

(Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tripoli, Tunis, Egypt, Numbia, Sudan, Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Madagascar, South Africa, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Boer Republics, Natal, Transvaal, Congo, Guinea, Mauritius, Bourbon, Reunion).

Issued 1860, Glasgow by Blackie & Son. Engraved by Edw. Weller. 

Fine large mid 19th century engraved map with original outline hand color. Issued during the end of the era where the interior of the continent was being rendered empty as an unknown space. Three insets down right side include two islands and Natal.

From an uncommon atlas of the era, a monumental folio production that was fairly expensive in its day.

Well preserved, clean, short 1" split at base of centerfold, some light uniform age toning to paper as typical, overall a nice looking example with pleasing age patina.

Original center fold as issued.

Sheet Measures c. 21 1/2" x 14 5/8".

Engraved Area Measures c. 19 1/2"  x 13 1/2" .

Cartographic Reference(s):

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, 143.

[R27039].