World Map as Known to Ancients 1842 Ptolomy Africa Mts. Moon Arabia India EuropeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte Generale des Pays Connus par les Anciens au temps de Ptolemee.
(World as known to the Ancients in the time of Ptolomy- Europe, Middle East, Arabia- Persia- India- North Africa).
Issued 1842, Paris by Lemercier for G. Heck.
Fine, appealing and uncommon mid-19th century engraved antique map. With original outline hand color.
Fascinating in that the mythical interior African range Mountains of the Moon is shown as the dividing line of knowledge of interior Africa to ancient geographers and travelers. Ancient Greek & Roman wind rose diagrams at top corners.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/8" H x 17 1/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 10" H x 13" W.