Egypt Nubia North Africa vast Mts. of Moon scarce c.1830 Lapie large old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte De l'Egypte de la Nubie, de l'Abissinie.
(Egypt- Nubia- Northern Africa)
Issued c.1829, Paris by Lapie.
Of particular note is the very prominent mythical chain Mountains of the Moon shown across the entire bottom of the map. A remakable bold depiction of a non-existant topographical feature.
Fine elephant folio sheet map, among the largest commercially produced maps of the early 19th century. Engraved with original outline hand color.
Light uniform paper age toning, typical small scattered spotting, otherwise clean, nice looking example.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/4" x 32 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 19 7/8" x 29 7/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, pg. 88.