Antique Map Africa

Afrique publiée sous les auspices du Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map

Afrique publiée sous les auspices du Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map

Afrique publiée sous les auspices du Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map

Afrique publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur Le Duc d'Orleans [Africa published under the auspices of Monseigneur the Duke of Orleans]. Large antique 18th century atlas wall map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color and decorative title cartouche, 1749. Title of the map:'Afrique publiée sous les auspices de Monseigneur Le Duc d'Orleans [Africa published under the auspices of Monseigneur the Duke of Orleans].

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. This date is printed on the map.

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 99.5 x 101.5cm, 39.25 x 40 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. PROVENANCE: The map was extracted from a "Composite atlas" of early 18th century maps, the latest of which was dated c1754. TYPE: Large antique 18th century atlas wall 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. The map has been printed on four sheets. The upper part of the map comprises two sheets which have been joined. The lower part of the map also comprises two sheets which have been joined. However, the upper and lower parts of the map are unjoined to each other. The map is presented as it will look when joined. The upper part of the map has two neatly repaired tears along part of the vertical folds. 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 du Duc d'Orleans.

DANVILLE 1749 map" is in sale since Sunday, March 19, 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.

  • Source (Media Type): Atlas
  • Size: Approx 99.5 x 101.5cm, 39.25 x 40 inches
  • Provenance/Origin: Please scroll down - see detail below
  • Original/ Repro: Original
  • Date Printed: 1749
  • Original/Reproduction: Original (defined below-doesn't imply uniqueness)
  • Item condition: Good- please read full description below
  • Verso: There is nothing on the reverse, which is plain


Afrique publiée sous les auspices du Duc d'Orleans. Africa. DANVILLE 1749 map