A new and accurate map of Africa by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique
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"A new and accurate map of Africa", by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique

Price: £149.00

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A new and accurate map of Africa, drawn from the best authorities by Thomas Bowen'

This late 18th century map of Africa reflects the limited European knowledge of the African interior at the time. The African Great Lakes are almost entirely missing from the map. The Niger river is shown incorrectly as an endorheic (closed) river system flowing into a lake in the approximate location of lake Chad; it in fact turns south and flows into the sea in the Gulf of Guinea.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1779    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 34.5 x 43.0cm, 13.5 x 17 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Light crease. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Thomas Bowen

PROVENANCE: A New and Complete System of Geography containgin a full accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa and America etc. by Charles Theodore Middleton printed fo J.Cooke Pater-noster Row, London



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"A new and accurate map of Africa", by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique
"A new and accurate map of Africa", by Thomas Bowen 1779 old antique

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