Africa continent Mts. of Moon c. 1850 Tanner lovely old hand color litho mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(Liberia / Monrovia).
Issued c.1845-50, Phila. by H. S. Tanner.
Attractive mid-19th century lithographed map with original hand color.
Below the title is a list of European Possessions, large inset lower left of Liberia and city plan of Monrovia. The apocryphal range Mountains of the Moon is shown cutting across the entire center of the continent. Below them is a small series of short rivers marked "doubtful" as discovered by Douville.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Sheet measures c. 13 5/8"H x 17 1/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 12 3/8"H x 15 1/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4 p. 246.