Africa 1828 Brue linen backed map Mts. of MoonBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte Generale deL'Afrique
Issued Paris, 1828 by A. Brue.
Engraved map with original outline hand color. Mounted onto a linen backing with blue cloth edging long ago, possibly as issued by the publisher. Very unusual thus, almost a wall map.
Mythical range Mountains of the Moon is seen cutting across the middle of the interior. Numerous tribal names have question marks after them.
Spotted, small old hole in left side blank margin, small old stain, still with a handsome age patina overall.Sheet measures c. 22" H x 28 1/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 14 1/9" H x 19 5/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.1, p. 199.