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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.
Much beter than photos
In 2 sheets But can be joined if wanted
code : M3798
Cartographer : Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
Date : 1749 Paris
Size : 98.5*99cms
availability : Available
Price : £595
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