AFRICA.

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John Thomson


Africa.

Engraving, with hand colored outline, 1819.
Image 11 1/2 x 8 5/8" (29.3 x 22 cm).
Good condition save for some faint toning and offset.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97964
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published by John Thomson & Co. Edinburgh.
Plate 34 from "A General Atlas, Containing Maps illustrating some important periods in Ancient History and distinct maps of the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World,. From original drawings according to the latest Treaties by J Wyld. And Engraved by N.R. Hewitt. A nicely detailed map of the continent of Africa,. I the early decades of the 19th century, Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans save for the colonies (British, Portuguese, Dutch, and Ottoman) scattered around the coastal perimeters. Within the interior of the continent, Thomson endeavored to identify the kingdoms, tribes, and nationals of the precolonial population. Maps

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