Ancient World Arabia Africa shows Mts. of Moons & Nile source lake c.1855 map
Ancient World Arabia Africa shows Mts. of Moons & Nile source lake c.1855 map Ancient World Arabia Africa shows Mts. of Moons & Nile source lake c.1855 map Ancient World Arabia Africa shows Mts. of Moons & Nile source lake c.1855 map
$ 55.00

Atlas Delamarche. 
Monde Connu des Anciens. 


(World of the Ancients -- Europe, Africa, Persia, Middle East, etc.).

Issued France, c.1855 by Delamarche. 

Interesting for the bold and constantly shifting Mts. of Moon range in central Africa, a fictitious historical range often cited as a source of the Nile river. Here we see a mysterious giant lake in the middle of the Sahara desert instead as onf othe sources, the Mts. of the Moon merely feeding it with tributaries.

Fine, appealing engraved mid-19th century map with original hand color.

Sheet measures c.  19" W x 13" H. 

Original centerfold as issued.

[R19075].