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Africa - 1795

Paris: Delamarque, C.F. 1795.

(Afrique divisee en ses principaux Empires et Royaumes) Plate 10 of Robert De Vaugondy’s Atlas D’Étude Pour L’Instruction de la Jeunesse, or Educational Atlas for the Instruction of the Young. After publishing their famous Atlas Universel in 1757, Giles Robert de Vaugondy and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy became some of the most famous mapmakers in France. They published several study Atlases, the 1797 being the earliest. This plate, dated 1793 but out of a 1797 atlas, is updated by Lamarche, Vaugondy’s successor. The map covers the entire continent of Africa, divided into sub regions and kingdoms, which are hand outline colored. To the right of the map is a table detailing the regions, which are geographically broken down into L’Ethiopie (Ethiopia), L’Afrique ou Lybie (Libya), the islands of Africa, the colonies of the major European powers, as well as the different religions of these regions. Double folio, 26 ½” x 19 ¾” to neatlines, 30 ¼” x 22” to margins. Map shows scattered soiling, including symmetrical stains to the two bottom corners, extending about 6” from the corner and affecting about 2” of the plate on either side. Small repairs to the bottom of the center seam and to the bottom right corner. Otherwise in very good condition.

ISBN: none

[Item #MAP00204]

Price: $160.00
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