[A map of Africa]

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Type of resource cartographic
Form cartographic image
Extent 1 map : hand colored ; 52 x 73 cm
Place [Place of publication not identified]
Publisher [Publisher not identified]
Publication date 1791
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital
Map data Scale not determined ; W 26°35'00"--E 60°33'00"/N 37°57'00"--S 38°38'00"


Associated with Palairet, Jean, 1697-1774
Associated with Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
Associated with Bowles, John, 1701-1779


Subject Africa > Maps > Early works to 1800
Subject Colonies > Africa > Maps > Early works to 1800
Genre Map
Genre Early maps

Bibliographic information

Note Relief shown pictorially.
Note Prime meridian: Island de Fer
Note Coordinates approximate and based on Greenwich meridian.
Note The map shows the continent of Africa with its kingdoms demarcated by coloured borders. It includes a "Table of the European possessions in Africa" in the lower left corner detailing British, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Spanish, Danish and Genoese holdings. The map depicts Madera [Madeira], the Canaries, Cape Verd [Verde], Fernand [Fernando] Po, Annobon or Good Year Island, Ascension Island, St Helena and George Island (a small rock) in the Atlantic Ocean. To the north, the map shows the Mediterranean coastline of the continent, the Red Sea, a portion of Arabia, the Strait of Babelmandel and the island of Socotra. It also shows the Indian Ocean islands of Amirante, Alphons, Demba [Pemba], Zanguebar [Zanzibar], Monfira, Komoro [the Comoros], Madagascar, Bourbon, Ile de France [Mauritius], Amsterdam, St Paul, Ile de Juan de Lisboa, New Island and the Banks of Nazareth.
Note Bar scale on map given in "English Statute Miles."
Note Most of the cartouche is missing from the top right hand corner of the map; subtitle lost due to damage on this copy.
Location https://purl.stanford.edu/fs930jp4558
Repository University of Cape Town

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Image courtesy University of Cape Town Libraries, Special Collections: Maps scanned under the William and Yvonne Jacobson Digital Africana Program at UCT. If you have questions, please contact David Rumsey Map Center at rumseymapcenter@stanford.edu.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).


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