Afrika African continent Madagascar Congo Sahara Guinea 1890 Stieler color mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Issued Gotha, Germany, 1891 by Perthes for Stieler.
Fine, remarkably detailed late-19th century antique engraved map with original hand color.
Large detailed inset lower left of Ost-Afrika covering across to Lake Victoria (East Africa), tiny insets of the islands of Ascension & St. Helena. Color coded key lower right identifies Colonial European possessions as they then existed at this historical moment.
A map which went through continual changes and revisions and likely exists in a wide variety of undocumented states. One could perhaps assemble over 2 dozen states of this map from the many different Stieler atlases.
In VG, clean condition.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 19" x 15"
Engraved area measures c. 16" x 13"
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. IV, pg. 216.