Northern Africa shows prominent apocryphal Mts of Moon 1838 Bradford antique map
Northern Africa shows prominent apocryphal Mts of Moon 1838 Bradford antique map Northern Africa shows prominent apocryphal Mts of Moon 1838 Bradford antique map
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Northern Africa.

(Mountains of the Moon, Mountains of Kong, Somali, Nile River, Sahara Desert, Senegal River). 

Issued 1835, Boston by Bradford. 

Interesting and uncommon early 19th century American produced engraved map with primitive but entirely original outline hand color.  For one of the earliest Bradford atlases issued.

Cutting across the interior is the mythical Mountains of the Moon, so called as well as also holding the related name of Donga. These connect directly to the so-called Mts. of Kong. 

A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.

Sheet measures c. 10" H x 12 1/2" W.

Printed area measures c. 7 3/4" H x 10" W.

Ristow,American maps and Mapmakers, pp. 270-1.

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p.151.

 

[R19944].