Africa Mts. of Moon sailing ships 1766 beautiful old vintage antique rare mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Madagascar, Mozambique, Mountains of the Moon, Benin, Nile Delta, Egypt, Nubia, Cape of Good Hope)
Issued 1766, Paris by Brion & Desnos
Beautiful and very uncommon/ rare old engraved map with nice original hand color heightened in outline. A beautiful decorative title cartouche adds to the visual appeal of the map. On either side is original letter-press descriptive text relating to the geographical area depicted. This text has been separately printed and affixed on either side prior to issue by the publisher.
The mythical Mountains of the Moon range is named and located in the middle of the continent. Numerous tall masted sailing ships are seen off the coastlines.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved, an old paper repair at bottom of centerfold, with a minor split to paper above it which is easy to overlook. Shows minor light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, nice eye appeal to the map.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws such as old neat paper repairs which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
A great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this 18th century era.
Original center fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 13" H x 19 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 191