World 1860 Tallis Africa Mts. of Moon fine old vintage antique mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
The World on Mercator's Projection
(Mountains of the Moon, Kong Mountains, Friendly Islands, Galapagos Island, Madagascar, Russian America, Cape Colony)
Issued cqa. 1855-65, London, by London Printing and Publishing Company (Tallis)
Fine and uncommon old world map with lovely hand color.Set within a nice decorative border. The mythical Mountains of the Moon range is seen cutting across the entire center of Africa. Erroneous hook shape is shown for Lake Torrens in southern Australia.
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[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, light toning along old fold-lines whcih in no way detracts visually.
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 old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/4" H x 14 5/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 10 3/8" H x 13 3/4" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p.244