African Continent imaginary features 1713 Moll miniature map lovely hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Africa, Continent, Madagascar, Egypt, Guinea, Morocco, Nubia, Nile River, Sahara Desert, Red Sea).
Issued 1713, London by H. Moll.
Nile source is shown as two giant lakes south of the equator which are bordered by what are almost certainly intended to represent the apocryphal Mountains of the Moon.
Charming early 18th century engraved miniature map with beautiful hand color.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 8" H x 9 3/4" W.
Engraved area measures c. 5 3/4" H x 7 5/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.