Africa Continent Cape Colony Guinea Congo Mozambique Egypt 1867-9 Mitchell mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of Africa, Showing Its Most Recent Discoveries.
(Africa, Cape Colony, Boer Republics, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Abyssinia, Somalia, Sudan, Nubia, Egypt, Tripoli, Tunis, Algeria, Morocco, Sahara Desert, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Benin, Congo, St. Helena, Unknown Interior, Cape Verde Islands, Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores).
Issued c. 1867-9, Philadelphia by S.A. Mitchell.
19th century engraved map, with original hand color. Mitchell maps of this mid-century era were issued with a range of color as well as variant decorative borders.
There are numerous variant issues of this continent map, this one showing/ labelling the route taken by Dr. Livingstone across the interior. Also a mention of Burton discovering Lake Tanganyika in 1859.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 12 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 10 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W.
Reps, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 313.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, pp. 260.