North East Mts. of Moon 1856 fine large old hand color Colton mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Africa, North Eastern Sheet
(Mountains of the Moon, Arabia, Lands of the Tribes of Somali, Darfur, Nubia, Nile Delta, Sinai Peninsula, Yemen, Sahara Desert, Tripoli)
Issued 1856, NY by Colton
Fine and uncommon old engraved & lithographed map with attractive original hand color.
With the fictitious Mountains of the Moon range shown running from north to south.
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, sheet is uniformly lightly age toned, but overall clean and a nice example of this map.
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. 16 5/8" H x 13 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 15" H x 12 1/8" W.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 288-9