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Item:3625252545001823 Manuscript Map of Africa ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Africa. Description: An unusual and beautiful semi-manuscript map of the Africa dating to 1823. The printed portions of this map follow the cartography of James Wyld and include the basic outlines of the countries, latitude and longitude lines, the Tropic of Capricorn, the equator, and the Meridian of London. The remainder of the map, including all textual labels and color work, had been completed in manuscript, that is to say, hand drawn. Wyld most likely produced this map intentionally without labels for use as a classroom workbook by which children could learn geography by filling in the blanks. The manuscript geographical data and detail throughout is altogether outstanding. The work is completed in a fine hand adept at decorative text and the rendering of rivers and mountains. The geography follows the conventions of the period. Africa is transected by a large apocryphal mountain range identified as the Mountains of Kong in the west and the Mountains of the Moon in the east. Both ranges were speculated as possible sources for Africa's great river systems, the Niger and the Nile, respectively. Although the cartographer makes little attempt to map the interior in serious detail, reflecting the general lack of european knowledge of the region, some areas are represented more thoroughly than others. These include the Senegambia, egypt Nubia and Abyssinia, the Congo, South Africa, and the Lands of Monomotapa and Mozambique. Lake Malawi is illustrated in an embryonic but largely accurate form. Throughout various tribal nations are noted. An altogether unique and wonderful one of a kind find. Size: Printed area measures 14.5 inches high by 17.5 inches wide. Condition: Very Good. Partial manuscript. Original centerfold. Platemark visible. Wide margins. 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 Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. 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, 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. 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. Partial manuscript. Original centerfold. Platemark visible. Wide margins.