AS YOU SEE STORAGE LOCATION. Africa Corrected from the Observations of the Royal Society of London and Paris, c.
1720, London, large engraved map on two sheets joined with early green colouring, 680 x 970mm, approx the title set into elaborate allegorical vignette, dedication to Isaac Newton in figurative cartouche lower right, four Scales upper right. Shows boundaries, rivers, forests and principal settlements, with tents symbolising areas inhabited by nomads, and notes.
Drawn & Engrav'd by I. Senex was elected to the Royal Society in 1728.
He borrowed liberally from other mapmakers, notably the great French cartographer Guillaume de LIsle. This early-18th century map of Africa shows how little European geographers knew at the time about the interior of the continent.The notes on the map provide information about the African kingdoms that was derived from Arab sources, slave traders, early travellers, and conversations with native peoples. Some of it is accurate, but much was speculative or incorrect. Senexs map is dedicated, in the lower right corner, to Sr. President of the Royal Society and Master of Her Majesties Mints. THIS MAP HAS BEEN MOUNTED ON CANVAS CIRCA 1960 / 7Os era probably to protect and stabilise two tears in the upper mid section which are now trickiy to spot. The item "1720 MAP CHART OF AFRICA SLAVE TRADING ERA & DEDICATED ISSAC NEWTON" is in sale since Saturday, December 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African". The seller is "amgarchive" and is located in Skipton. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.