World Africa Mts. of Moon Timpanogos Lake scarce c.1830 Lapie large old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(World map on Mercator projection)
Issued c.1829-33, Paris by Lapie.
Fine elephant folio sheet map, among the largest commercially produced maps of the early 19th century. Engraved with original outline hand color.
Interesting vast unbroken mountain chain across the center of Africa depicts the mythical Mts. of the Moon. Australia still called Notasie or New Holland. lake Timpanogos instead of Great Salt Lake in utah. Simple straightforward early 19th century world map.
Light uniform paper age toning, typical small scattered spotting, otherwise clean, nice looking example.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/4" x 32 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 19 7/8" x 29 7/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, pg. 88.