Africa with apocryphal Mts. of the Moon shown 1835 Bradford map early AmericanBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Mountains of the Moon, Madagascar, Sahara Desert, Nile Delta, Barbary, Tripoli).
Issued ca. 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.
The mythical chain Mountains of the Moon is seen cutting across the center of the continent, with the related name Jibbel-Kumri.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/8" H x 12 3/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 7 3/4" H x 10 1/8" W.
Ristow,American maps and Mapmakers, pp. 270-1.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p.151.