Africa Unknown Mountains of Kong 1872 antique lithograph hand color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Map of Africa Showing its Most Recent Discoveries
(Mountains of Kong, Mountains of the Moon, Unknown Interior, Mozambique, Guinea)
Issued 1872, Philadelphia, by S. Augustus Mitchell
Fine and uncommon old lithograph map with attractive original hand color.
Great mid-19th century map, with fascinating details such as the mythical Mountains of Kong, a huge "Unknown Interior", pagan tribes, speculative topography, etc.
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[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 antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 12" H x 15 1/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 10 5/8" H x 13 3/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p. 260