Seller: geographicusmaps (3,949) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352587241478 1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of Egypt, West Africa and the Barbary Coast WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Partie De L'Afrique en deca de l'Equateur, Comprenant L'Egypte, La Barbarie, La Nigritie etc. Description: This is a desirable 1786 map of northern Africa by French cartographer Louis Brion de la Tour. It covers the northern portion of Africa from the Maghreb or Barbary Coast south as far as Gabon. Like most maps of Africa from this period, the whole is rife with speculation. The White Nile flows south into the Ptolemaic Mountains of the Moon. According to Ptolemy, the Mountains of the Moon lay near two great lakes that were source of the White Nile. Today some regard this range and its lakes as speculative, but more likely it represents Ptolemy's very real knowledge of Lake Victoria and the Rwenzori Mountains. A beautifully engraved title cartouche adorns the top right quadrant of the map. To the left and right of the map are paste downs of French text with remarks and description of the map. Surrounding the whole is an elaborate decorative border featuring floral arrangements, surveying tools, elaborate baroque scalloping, and a winged globe. This map was issued as plate no. 46 in the most deluxe edition of Desnosâ€šÃ„Ã´ 1786 Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire, Pour lâ€šÃ„Ã´Etude de la Geographie et de lâ€šÃ„Ã´Histoire Moderne . Size: Printed area measures 15 inches high by 21 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Minor toning along original centerfold. Minor spotting at places. Original platemark visible. Minor overall toning. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your FedEx Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange tax payment if it is levied. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free as educational materials, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature for insurance purposes. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Minor toning along original centerfold. Minor spotting at places. Original platemark visible. Minor overall toning.