Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525254392 1856 Colton Map of Northeastern Africa ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Africa North Eastern Sheet. Description: A beautiful 1855 first edition example of Colton's map of north eastern Africa. Like most of Colton's Africa maps, this map is derived from an earlier wall map of the world produced by Colton and D. Griffing Johnson. The map covers from the Mediterranean south as far as Mount Kenya, west as far as Tripoli, and east to include most of Arabia. An inset map in the upper right quadrant details the Nile Delta. The explorations of the Arab explorer Mohammad Ali in search of the source of the White Nile are noted. Colton also names numerous African tribes and nations throughout â€šÃ„Ã¬ though admittedly most of his information is outdated. The semi-apocryphal Mountains of the Moon, or Jebel el Kumert, speculative source of the White Nile, are shown running in an unusual speculative north-south configuration between Mt. Kenya and Abyssinia â€šÃ„Ã¬ in fact Mt. Kenya is identified as part of this range. This is one of the first American maps to depict Mt. Kenya, first sighted by western explorers in 1849, just a few years. This map also identifies various cities, towns, rivers, deserts, desert oases, mountains, and an assortment of additional topographical details. Surrounded by Colton's typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. H. Colton, 1855. Published from Colton's 172 William Street Office in New York City. Issued as page no. 34 in volume 2 of Colton's 1856 Atlas of the World . Size: Printed area measures 17 inches high by 14 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Blank on verso. Even 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 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. Blank on verso. Even overall toning.