1830ca - Large Card Geographical of Africa - Lesage - Engraving Antique. The description of this item has been automatically translated. The importance of the texts and historical notices on this atlas page is explained by the fact that it is a historical atlas and not a geographical one: The map is the support of historical information and the author has stated several times that he wants to include what other cartographers never show. This sheet folio, when it includes a color map of Africa entitled: "Africa today with the information and discoveries obtained by the last travelers". A lot of physical, historical or geographic information in the text, in the form of articles, on Africa of the time.
Note the Kong Mountains cutting this continent in half, a totally imaginary mountain. Dimensions: 51.5cm x 68cm.
Very good condition with some defects and wear of time visible on the photos: Some marginal foxing, small snags etc... An exhaustive list, the photos bear witness to this. Slightly more fragile at the central fold of the sheet. Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné, count of Las Cases, born June 21, 1766 near Blan in the Tarn, died May 15, 1842 in Passy-sur-Seine, is a French military, emigrant, and historian. He was born on the family property of Las Cases, in the town of Blan in the Tarn, near Revel in Haute-Garonne.
At the age of 14, he learned of the suicide of his father, François-Hyacinthe de Las Cases, who had been driven mad by a war wound in the left eye. The French Revolution of 1789 caused his emigration, and he spent several years in Germany and England, participating in the disaster of the Quiberon expedition (1795).
However, he managed to get hired as a tutor for the children of Lady Clavering, a lady of French origin, from the Angers region. He planned to write novels for a time but decided on history, and this is how he composed a monumental historical Atlas in large folio (55 × 34 cm), which he published under the name of from Le Sage. Enhanced with historical notices, the work was reissued in Paris and reprinted several times between around 1804 and 1845.European exploration of Africa began with the ancient Greeks and Romans who explored and established colonies in North Africa. In the 15th century, the Portuguese, especially under the orders of Prince Henry the Navigator, discovered the coasts of West Africa.
Scientific curiosity and the Christian missionary spirit were quickly subordinated to mercantile considerations, notably the slave trade. Other European nations Dutch, Spanish, French, English, etc. Joined African traffics, but for centuries, European knowledge of the interior of Africa was very imprecise. A large part of the unknown territories represented by white spaces on the maps were explored during arduous and often fatal expeditions in the 19th century. My products are guaranteed at the time and will delight any history enthusiast or simply in love with these authentic visuals that have crossed the ages.
You can contact me for any further information, advice or to guide you in your research. Return within 14 days if any dissatisfaction! Quick response to any request Information, research, negotiations...Combining history and geography, the collection of engravings or old maps will remain one of the strongest symbols of the erudition and the escape of its owner. Please look at the photos. Or by consulting our sales. We are professionals in the sale of old maps, engravings, atlases... And we continually try to offer rare and curious new items to our customers who like to look to the past to better understand the present. We try to reproduce colors and whites faithfully. However, each image will have a different rendering depending on the quality and type of your screen. We have implemented one of the most complete processes in the world of engraving in order to restore you maximum image quality. The packaging must be of superior quality. We try to best describe our objects. However, it is impossible to describe exactly each small stain, micro tear or each action of time. For the rest the photos will serve as descriptions. Dimensions a margin of error of approximately 2 cm. Thank you for viewing the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this ad. 1830 circa: Africa today Dimensions: 51.5cm x 68cm Very good condition with some defects and wear of time visible on the photos: Some marginal foxing, small snags etc... The item "1830ca Large Card Geographical of Africa Lesage Engraving Antique" is in sale since Monday, June 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "bezakeo" and is located in Besancon.
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