North Africa Egypt w/ huge Mts of Moon 1854 Lapie large old engraved color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Carte De l'Egypte de la Nubie, de l'Abissinie, du Kourdofan, et d'Une Partie de l'Arabie..
(Africa / Egypt / Mountians of the Moon- coast of Arabia- Red Sea)
Issued Paris, 1854 by M. Lapie. Engraved by P. Tardieu.
Attractive large old engraved 19th century antique map. Original hand color.
Across the bottom is a vast prominent depiction of the erroneous mythical Mountains of the Moono chain shown in a manner more dramatic than typical. Quite a bit of interior detail for both Africa and Arabian penninsula.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 26 3/8"H x 20 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 21 1/2"H x 15 3/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4.