Issued Edinburgh, 1816 by Thomson. Lovely early 19th century antique engraved map with original outline hand color. Of note for the prominent huge unbroken chain of mountains depicted cutting across the entire middle interior, naming the fictitious Mountains of the Moon and the supposed course of the Niger river.Cook voyages seen across the oceans with dates. Interesting projection which alters the typical outline shape of the various continents. Some old offsetting, light mostly minor stains of soiling in blank margins, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive.
Original fold line as issued. Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. We do not sell modern reprints. The item "Northern Hemisphere Asia Africa Mts.
Of Moon 1816 Thomson large antique map" is in sale since Friday, August 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in Dover. This item can be shipped worldwide.