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AFRICA CORRECTED FROM THE OBSERVATIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON AND PARIS BY JOHN SENEX

Code: M3924

Cartographer: Senex J

Date: 1720 London

Size: 69.5*110 cms

Large and V rare wall map of Africa.

This collectors map of Africa was published by John Senex in the 1720 edition of his Elephant Folio General Atlas.

Map DEdicated to Sir Isaac Newton..From ..E.H. Lane-Pool, The Discovery of Africa . . The dedication suggests that [Newton] was holding his post under Queen Anne, at the time the map was produced.. The topography is based on the later de L'Isle maps . . . the Portuguese discoveries inserted . . . much curious information is derived from the commentaries appended to the placenames. Of the Hensquas, a people inhabiting the country of Griquas, it is said, "This nations makes use of Lyons in fighting?' At the source of the Buffalo River is the note "This river is said to have no end." The Zimbas in what now is Nyasaland are "Anthropophagi or men-eaters who pay divine worship to their King", and Mount Chiri (near the Shire river) is aptly described as "very fertile and populous. " John Cassangi becomes established at the headwaters of the Cuneni River about this period. His town was a famous market for traders in transit from the interior, and was the limit of Portuguese Exploration from the West Coast. Seventy years later Cassangi was an embarrassment to the Portuguese on account of the embargo he placed upon trade between Mwatayamvu an the West Coast"

Very good hand colour.

Due to the size of these maps there is usually, as is the case here, some restoration .again here at bottom of map ..but generally the map is in good condition .

A rare, stunning map in overall good condition .

£1150.00

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