Africa Mts. of the Moon Aspin 1820 M. Carey large antique map old hand colorBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Africa Drawn from the Best Authorities...by J. Aspin
Issued 1820, Philadelphia by Matthew Carey
Engraved by Young & Desilver
Printed by T.H. Palmer on J. & T. Gilpin's "Machine" paper.
Fine and uncommon old continent map with original hand color. Surrounding the central engraved map is extensive letter-press text describing the country shown. This extensive text background includes a variety of topics including governments, European settlements, climate, products, natural history, etc. and provides a fascinating historical perspective for the modern viewer.
The mythical range "Mountains of the Moon" is boldly shown and labelled in the center of the continent with a curious crescent shape not often seen on maps of the era.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan.
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 which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 17 1/2 " H x 22 " W.
Printed map area measures c. 11 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 235* (as noted in Tooley, an early American based cartographer of the first importance)