World in double hemispheres Australia Torrens Lake hook 1855 Dufour old mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
(World Map- double hemispheres)
Issued Paris, 1855 by Dufour. Engraved by Erhard. Lithographed by Tanneur et Co.
Excellent little mid-19th century antique map. Original hand color.
Note the erroneous hook shaped Lake Torrens in Australia. Also, source of the Nile in Africa is the mythical Mts. of the Moon chain. Also a huge erroneous Lake Ukerewe beside Uniamesi, a name sometimes given to this same kidney bean shaped lake.
Clean, well preserved antique map with fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/2" x 15 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 19 1/4" x 10 3/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 396.