Africa shows Mts. of Moon as Nile source c.1879 engraved hand color old map
Africa shows Mts. of Moon as Nile source c.1879 engraved hand color old map Africa shows Mts. of Moon as Nile source c.1879 engraved hand color old map Africa shows Mts. of Moon as Nile source c.1879 engraved hand color old map
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Carte Physique et Politique de l'Afrique.

(Mountains of Kong / Mountains of the Moon / Egypt / Suez Canal Delta)

Issued c. 1879, Paris for Drioux & Leroy. Engraved by Belin.

Fine 19th century antique engraved map with original hand color.

Places the mythical Mountains of the Moon range as a Nile river source beside the three lakes near Victoria. Egypt inset at left side also names these mountains.

Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.

Original fold line as issued.

Sheet measures c. 13 1/8"H x 19"W.

Printed area measures c. 11 1/4"H x 17"W.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3.

[R17408]