Africa Unknown Interior Donga Kong Discovery 1881 Mitchell variant antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of Africa showing its Most Recent Discoveries.
(Africa- note on map mentions Burton discovered Mt. Tanganyika in 1859).
Issued c.1881, Philadelphia by S.A. Mitchell.
Fine 19th century lithographed map with original hand color.
With large boldly lettered "UNKNOWN INTERIOR" at center of continent. Large detailed topographical inset map of St. Helena island lower left corner. Also includes names and dates of early explorers such as Burton and the route of Livingstone.
Interesting variant printing of this map which went through numerous revised versions over the years- this example displaying the more open interwoven leaf & floral border.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4 " x 12 1/4" .
Printed area measures c. 10 1/2" x 13 1/4".