Afrique publi e sous les auspices de. Africa. SANTINI D ANVILLE 1784 map
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"Afrique publiée sous les auspices de". Africa. SANTINI / D'ANVILLE 1784 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Afrique publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans Prémier Prince du Sang. Par le Sr. d'Anvillé. À Venise, Chez Remondini [Africa published under the auspices of Monseigneur the Duke of Orleans, First Prince of the Blood]'

This large eighteenth century map of Africa includes the "Pays des Hotentots" (in modern South Africa), "Etat de Manomotapa" (Mozambique), Abyssinia, Egpyt, Nubia, the Kingdoms of Morocco, Fez, Algiers, Tunis & Congo. The island of Reunion is indicated under two of its previous names (Ile de Bourbon & Mascarenhas), and Mauritius, named "Ile de France" is also indicated under its "previous" name of Ile Maurice, and also Ile do Cirne. The map reflects the lack of European knowledge of the paths of the rivers of the continent at the time. The Senegal river system is confused with part of the Niger river. The river marked on the map as the "Riv. de Guin ou d'Iça qui est le Niger", passing through Timbuctu, is shown as being an entirely inland river system which does not find its way to the sea. Some text on the map discusses the possible (but then unknown) source of the Nile, which is indicated on the map as being two lakes in the legendary Mountains of the Moon, shown on the map as approximately located in what is today the Central African Republic.

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: 1784    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 99.5 x 100.0cm, 39.25 x 39.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color and decorative title cartouche. Four sheets conjoined

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. A large map on four sheets conjoined. There are some small glue deposits along and close to some of the joins. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. 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: Santini, Paolo and d'Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon

PROVENANCE: "Atlas Universel, dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes", 1784 à Venise par P. Santini, rue Ste Justine, chez M. Remondini



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