Southern Africa huge fantasy shaped lake Uniamesi Tanganyika 1855 Dufour old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Issued Paris, 1855 by Dufour. Engraved by Erhard. Lithographed by Tanneur et Co.
Remarkable cartographic fantasy depiction of what is presumably Lake Tanganyika, but shown here out of all proportion in a most fantastical shape connected to what is likely modern day Lake Rukwa. Numerous other features worthy of study, including supposed source of Zaire river, various mountain chains which are likely also inaccurate, etc.
Excellent little mid-19th century antique map. Original hand color.
Clean, well preserved antique map with fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 12 1/4" x 9 1/2".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 396.