Africa Hottentots vast curious Mts. of Moon 1811 Russell rare folio antique mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
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Issued London, 1811 by Russell.
Published by Wilkie & Robinson.
Very uncommon early-19th century antique engraved folio-sheet map with original outline hand color.
Interesting speculative Mts. of the Moon chain seen in the center, shown in a design unique to this map.
Light browning down centerfold, a long 8 1/2" split at bottom of centerfold amateurly repaired long ago on back at bottom with paper tape so that there is a slight separation down the centerfold. New owner could redo the repair, properly rejoin the bottom paper and greatly improve the appearance. There is no loss of printed area.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 21" x 17".
Printed area measures c. 17 3/4" x 15 1/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , Vol. IV, p. 87.