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[Africa] Colton, Africa North Western Sheet...North Eastern Sheet...Southern Sheet. NY, 1855. Three sheets, two 15 x 12 and the third 12 x 15. Original color. All VG save a few small stains. SOLD

Three sheets comprising the entire continent, each with a decorative border. Captions throughout of topographical features and information about local populations. Caravan routes, salt and copper mines, and ruins are located. Much speculative geography with dotted lines representing the presumed course of rivers, but the only reference to an explorer is Mahamet Aly, whose farthest point south is noted. With inset maps of the Nile Delta and Liberia.

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