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North Africa Barbary Coast Mountains of the Moon chain named shown c. 1697 map

North Africa Barbary Coast Mountains of the Moon chain named shown c. 1697 map
North Africa Barbary Coast Mountains of the Moon chain named shown c. 1697 map
North Africa Barbary Coast Mountains of the Moon chain named shown c. 1697 map

North Africa Barbary Coast Mountains of the Moon chain named shown c. 1697 map

Mauritana et Africa Propria nunc Barbaria. (Africa, North Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Barbary Coast, Numidia, Atlas Mountains). Issued 1697, Amsterdam for Cluverius. Late 17th century engraved map with attractive hand color. Decorative cartouche at top left with a winged cherub greatly enhances visual appeal.

Tenerife and the Fortunate Islands are shown in the Atlantic, while the apocryphal chain called "Mountains of the Moon" is clearly shown and labelled all the way across the bottom of the map from the ocean to the empty unknown interior! Also shown are giant lakes and rivers which run between mountains, also purely speculative by the map maker. Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive. Original fold lines as issued. 7" H x 9 3/8" W.

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North Africa Barbary Coast Mountains of the Moon chain named shown c. 1697 map