Africa Madagascar emphasis Lake Uniamesi 1855 Dufour scarce old hand color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte des Iles d'Afrique
Comprenant Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice
(Eastern Africa- Madagascar- Lake Uniamesi)
Issued Paris, 1855 by Dufour. Engraved by Erhard. Lithographed by Tanneur et Co.
Excellent little mid-19th century antique map. Original hand color.
Unusual focus on the island of Madagascar, with a profusion of interior details not often seen at this date. Also of note for the fictitious shape given to Lake of Uniamesi ahownwest of Mozambique and Zanzibar.
Clean, well preserved antique map with fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 12 1/2" x 9 1/2".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 396.
Gravier, La Cartographie de Madagascar , pp. 373-411.