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Map of Africa: Print of Madagascar detail photographed from the collection of The Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
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Illustrator: Nicolas de Fer.
Dimensions: 151mm x 115mm x 1mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 905
Shelving Location: Maps: small format
Estimated Value: £0.50
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Map of Africa

Print of Madagascar detail photographed from the collection of The Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium

Unknown (1722).
Photographic Reproduction

Text from Information Sign

The following text is from the information notice displayed alongside the original of this map in the collection of The Royal Museum for Central Africa

CARTE DU CARTOGRAPHE FRANCAIS NICOLAS DE FER, 1722
De Fer (1646-1720), dont les atlas furent surtout appréciés pour leurs qualités décoratives, édita cette carte déjà en 1705. Notons que pour lui le Nil ne prend plus sa source dans les lacs Zaïre-Zembre et Zaflan mais bien en Abyssinie. Ceci est manifestement dû à l'influence scientifique de Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726), grand géographe français qui occupa une place prépondérante parmi les cartographes du XVIIIe siècle.

Text from Information Sign (English Translation)

MAP BY THE FRENCH CARTOGRAPHER NICOLAS DE FER, 1722
De Fer (1646-1720), whose atlases were especially appreciated for their decorative qualities, had already published this map in 1705. Note that for him the source of the Nile no longer lies in the lakes Zaire-Zembre and Zaflan, but well into Abyssinia. This is obviously due to the scientific influence of Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726), a great French geographer who occupied a position of importance amongst eighteenth-century cartographers.

Condition of Item

Very Good.

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