World Planisphere ocean currents physical features Mts Moon 1855 Dufour old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Planisphere Politique Physique et Hydrographique
(World on Mercators Projection)
Issued Paris, 1855 by Dufour. Engraved by Erhard. Lithographed by Tanneur et Co.
Interesting map which depicts the mythical Mountains of the Moon cutting across the entire interior of Africa in a unique manner. Also depicts the erroneous hook shape of Lake Torrens in southern Australia (still called New Holland here). Ocean currents around the world are outlined.
Excellent mid-19th century antique map. Original hand color.
Clean, well preserved antique map with fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 23" x 16".
Printed area measures c. 18 1/2" x 14".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 396.