1828 Finley Map of Africa

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352560048144 1828 Finley Map of Africa ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Africa. Description: This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Africa that predates the mid-19th century explosion of European exploration of Africa. The map depicts the entire continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Horn of Africa and from continental Europe to the Cape of Good Hope. As is common with maps of Africa, large regions of the continent are left blank, known only for being 'unexplored'. Also, speculative cartography is prevalent. The Ptolemaic Mountains of the Moon are drawn stretching across the central part of Africa, with the suggestion that they are the source of several branches of the Nile. The Niger River is not immune to speculation either, with several possible courses for the river illustrated here, including one where the Niger joins the Nile, another that depicts the Niger flowing south from the Mountains of the Moon into the Congo, and even a third, which, correctly, bends southwards to empty into the Bight of Biafra. Numerous African tribes are identified throughout the map, including the Pomba, Jaga, Tbook, Tuareg, Tibboos, and Bambara. This, of course, is not an exhaustive list. An area in Mozambique is also labeled as being inhabited by cannibals. This map was engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1828 edition of Anthony Finley's General Atlas . Size: Printed area measures 12 inches high by 9 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso. 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. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.

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