Ancient World Mts. of Moon Arabia India c.1840 antique map Bellier w/ old colorBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Monde Connu des Anciens
(World, Europe, Africa, Asia)
Issued c.1840, Paris by Bellier
Engraved by S. Jacobs
Nice original antique mid-19th century engraved map. With original outline hand color.
Small wind compass rose at top corners, numerous distance scales in the lower two corners. Of some interest for the long fictitious "Mountains of the Moon" range seen cutting across the interior. Includes all of Europe, Arabian peninsula, all of India across to malaysia.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper more than 100 years old, not a modern copy or reprint of a map.
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the pictures
The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
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. If the map has a fold-line down the middle, it is original to the map.
Attractive and desirable old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 15 " x 11 1/2 " .
Printed area measures c. 9" H x 12 1/8" W
A picture is worth a thousand words. The pictures 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.].