Rare antique World Map 1813 Molini Italian Interesting Australia strange US mts.
Rare antique World Map 1813 Molini Italian Interesting Australia strange US mts. Rare antique World Map 1813 Molini Italian Interesting Australia strange US mts. Rare antique World Map 1813 Molini Italian Interesting Australia strange US mts.
$ 350.00

MAPPAMONDO ISTORICO

Issued Florence, Italy, 1813 by Molini

Fascinating early 19th century folio sheet map of the world in hemispheres. Nicely detailed with a curious mountain geography in the United States, including a huge mountain range extending from the Rockies across to Florida!

Includes extensive historical information across the bottom, primarily in the form of a chronological list of discoveries, as well as extensive information within the spheres themselves.

A wonderful depicition of Australia for this early date, with a mountain range on the southern coast. Note the incredible mountain ranges within Africa, including the mythical Mountains of the Moon. Also a very strange series of mountains stretching across North America, almost from the Atlantic to the Pacific!

In good+, mostly clean condition. Sheet displays light scattered spotting, foxing and edge-wear, some minor soiling in blank margins from handling, extraneous fold running close and parallel to centerfold, 4" bottom centerfold split now cleanly re-inforced on verso with archival tape.

Otherwise sheet remains clean and quite well-preserved overall.

A fascinating and rare Italian produced world map many collectors would not possess.

Sheet measures c. 27 1/2" W x 21 1/8" H.

Printed area measures c. 25" W x 20" H.

Folio. Original fold line as issued.

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, p.267

R713