Africa interior Nile source South Africa vagabonds Turkish 1709 Moll old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Egypt and Barca.
Abissina and Nubia.
Issued London, 1709 by H. Moll.
Charming early 18th century engraved map, printed on two sides. The Abissinia & Nubia shows what is purported to be the source of the Nile, notes vagabonds and has a symbol used to show locations which belong to the Turkish people.
Reverse contains a large map of the southern half of the continent and is titled "Congo, Angola, Monoemugi, Monomotapa, Zanguebar & Madagascar. this southern map shows two huge interior lakes and extensive rivers.
Created for a world gazetteer, so text below and on reverse as issued.
Map remains clean, paper is well preserved and supple, nice strong impression.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/2" H x 8" W.
Printed area measures c. 10 1/4" x 7 3/8"
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, pg. 268.