Ancient World Arabia Africa shows Mts. of Moons & Nile source lake c.1855 mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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.