North & West Africa c.1875 exploration tracks original hand color old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Mittel & Nord Afrka, Westl. Theil.
(North & West Africa).
Issued c.1875, Gotha for Stieler. Based on Stulpnagel. Cross sectional elevation diagrams at top left and bottom center.
Fine engraved mid-19th century antique map with original hand color.
One of numerous variant issues by this publisher, this version with the tracks of two explorers noted below the color key bottom left which shows colonial power possessions. These explorers were Germans G. Rohlf 1866/7 and G. Nachtigal 1869/73. Excellent level of detail across the interior depicted.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal, scattered light spotting in blank margins.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15"H x 18 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 12 5/8"H x 15"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4.