Afrique publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans Prémier Prince du Sang. À Venise, Chez Remondini [Africa published under the auspices of Monseigneur the Duke of Orleans, First Prince of the Blood]. Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color and decorative title cartouche. Title of map:'Afrique publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans Prémier Prince du Sang. The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail.This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below. This large eighteenth century map of Africa includes the "Pays des Hotentots" (in modern South Africa), "Etat de Manomotapa" (Mozambique), Abyssinia, Egpyt, Nubia, the Kingdoms of Morocco, Fez, Algiers, Tunis & Congo. The island of Reunion is indicated under two of its previous names (Ile de Bourbon & Mascarenhas), and Mauritius, named "Ile de France" is also indicated under its "previous" name of Ile Maurice, and also Ile do Cirne.
The map reflects the lack of European knowledge of the paths of the rivers of the continent at the time. The Senegal river system is confused with part of the Niger river. The river marked on the map as the Riv.
De Guin ou d'Iça qui est le Niger, passing through Timbuctu, is shown as being an entirely inland river system which does not find its way to the sea. Some text on the map discusses the possible (but then unknown) source of the Nile, which is indicated on the map as being two lakes in the legendary Mountains of the Moon, shown on the map as approximately located in what is today the Central African Republic. IMAGE SIZE: Approx 99.5 x 100.0cm, 39.25 x 39.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Santini, Paolo and d'Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon.PROVENANCE: "Atlas Universel, dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes", 1784 à Venise par P. Santini, rue Ste Justine, chez M. TYPE: Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color and decorative title cartouche. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain. CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing.
A large map on four sheets conjoined. There are some small glue deposits along and close to some of the joins. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions.
It is not a modern copy. The term'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique.
Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography. REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten. ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche. ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas.The item "Afrique publiée sous les auspices de. SANTINI / D'ANVILLE 1784 map" is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "richben1066" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.