Africa Continent showing prominent Mts. of Moon 1865 Johnston large folio mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Tripoli, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Abyssinia, Somalia, Mozambique, Madagascar, South Africa, Cape Colony, Boer Republics, Natal, Transvaal, ORange Free State, Congo, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Sahaara Desert, Nile River).
Issued 1865, Edinburgh & London by Wm. Blackwood for K. Johnston.
Fine oversize mid 19th century engraved map with original outline hand color. A nice large map of the era. Of note for the huge blank space on the map for the interior of the continent, which is bordered at the southeast by a well defined and clearly labelled (apochryphal) Mountains of the Moon.
From an uncommon atlas, a monumental folio production which was quite expensive in its day and hence had a relatively small circulation compared to smaller format atlases.
Well preserved, clean, nice looking example with pleasing age patina.
Original center fold as issued. Printed on heavy thick paper, in a tube over 8 ounces, thus international shipping will be more than typical as seen in listing details.
Sheet Measures c. 19 1/2" H x 24" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 17 1/4" H x 22 1/2" .
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.