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1749 Vaugondy Map of Southwestern Africa

1749 Vaugondy Map of Southwestern Africa

1749 Vaugondy Map of Southwestern Africa
1749 Vaugondy Map of Southwestern Africa. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Robert de Vaugondy fils de Mr. Description: This is a hand colored 1749 Didier Robert de Vaugondy map of southwestern Africa. Stretching along the coastline from Gabon to Angola, the map depicts several pre-colonial African kingdoms. Myriad rivers are labeled, including the Congo River (Zaire R). Mountain ranges snake across parts of the map and towns dot the landscape.

The Kingdom of Gabon (Royaume de Gabon ou Pongo) is included at the top of the map just inside the border. Just below the Kingdom of Gabon lies the Kingdom of Loango (Royaume de Loango).

The Kingdom of Loango existed approximately from the 16th to the 19th century. The earliest reference to Loango in a documentary source is a mention by a priest in the Kingdom of Kongo that King Diogo I sent Christian missionaries to Loango. Although documentation about Loango is scarce, it is certain that the kingdom came to an end after the Conference of Berlin in 1885, when European colonial powers divided uncolonized Africa between themselves. The Kingdom of Kongo (Royaume de Kongo) was a mostly independent state from around 1390 to 1891.

From 1891 to 1914 it was a vassal state to the Kingdom of Portugal. After 1914, following a Portuguese victory against a revolt, the monarchy was forcibly abolished and the territory was assimilated into the colony of Angola.

The earliest reference to the Kingdom of Matamba (Royaume de Matamba) is in reference to the Kingdom giving tribute to the King of Kongo in 1530. Following the arrival of the Portuguese in the late 16th century, Matamba, and the neighboring Kingdom of Ndongo (Royaume de Dungo) began a series of wars against the Portuguese and between themselves. For the next two centuries, Matamba and Ndongo fought a series of wars and civil wars and never truly found peace and appear to have eventually been conquered by the Portuguese.

Unfortunately, our research did not discover a history of the Kingdom of Benguela (Royaume de Benguela), although there is a province in modern day Angola that is named Benguela, or of the Kingdom of Macoco (Royaume du Macoco) This map was published by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy in his Atlas Universel, Portatif et Militaire in the 1749 edition. Size: Printed area measures 6.5 inches high by 7 inches wide. If your address is a P.

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Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1749 Vaugondy Map of Southwestern Africa" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019.

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1749 Vaugondy Map of Southwestern Africa