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An Important Transitional Wall Map of Africa. On four sheets joined. A large, decorative map of Africa,.With geographic notes.

An ornamental title cartouche features allegorical figures as well as elements of the continent flora and fauna.

In the upper left corner an inset of the Island group of the Azores. Relief shown pictorially.

Very good condition.

code : M2180

Cartographer : Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

Date : 1749 Paris

Size : 98.5*99cms

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Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (born in Paris July 11, 1697 – January 28, 1782), was both a geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. His maps of ancient geography, characterized by careful, accurate work and based largely on original research, are especially valuable. He left unknown areas of continents blank and noted doubtful information as such; compared to the lavish maps of his predecessors, his maps