Afrique publi e sous les auspices du Duc d Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map
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Afrique publiée sous les auspices [du] Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map

Price: £724.00


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: MDCCXLIX (1749). This date is printed on the map    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 99.5 x 101.5cm, 39.25 x 40 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

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

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. The map has been printed on four sheets. The upper part of the map comprises two sheets which have been joined. The lower part of the map also comprises two sheets which have been joined. However, the upper and lower parts of the map are unjoined to each other. The map is presented as it will look when joined. The map can be joined prior to shipping/dispatch, or sent unjoined according to the preference of the buyer. We will contact the buyer prior to shipping to ask whether you would like the map to be joined (allow an additional 2 business days) prior to shipping, or sent unjoined. The upper part of the map has two neatly repaired tears along part of the vertical folds. 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: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

PROVENANCE: The map was extracted from a composite atlas of early 18th century maps, the latest of which was dated c1754



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Afrique publiée sous les auspices [du] Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map
Afrique publiée sous les auspices [du] Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map

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