Original antique map ANCIENT NORTH AFRICA, LIBYA, ETHIOPIA, NILE, Basire, 1747

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller mapsetcetera1 (1,183) 100%, Location: Ilkley, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 332997664816 An original antique, copper-plate engraved map titled 'Libya Interior, Garamantum, et Melangaetulorum Regio, Aethiopia sub Aegypto, Aethiopia Interior etc', engraved by Isaac Basire and published in ‘An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time’ (Vol. 18) in London in 1747. It covers much of North Africa and includes the fantastical depiction of the source Nile as two lakes filled from springs near Ptolemy's Mountains of the Moon 'Montes Lunae Ptolomea'. The map includes a simple title cartouche and measures approximately 302mm x 200mm and is uncoloured as published, blank verso. Condition report: Good condition. Light age toning, occasional faint offsetting. There are several fold creases and it is trimmed close to the neatline of the map. This is because this map was originally published in a 8vo volume (approx leaf size 12cm x 20cm) so the sheet on which the map was printed was required to be folded and trimmed to fit. See photographs. Condition: Good condition. Light age toning, occasional faint offsetting. There are several fold creases and it is trimmed close to the neatline of the map. This is because this map was originally published in a 8vo volume (approx leaf size 12cm x 20cm) so the sheet on which the map was printed was required to be folded and trimmed to fit. See photographs., Region: Africa, Format: Sheet Map, Antique/ Modern: Antique, Map Type: Countries/ Borders, Source publication: An Universal History, 1747, Printing Technique: Copper Plate, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Country/Region: Ethiopia, Date Range: 1700-1799, Era: 1700s, Cartographer/Publisher: Isaac Basire, Year: 1747

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