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Wallis’ Map of Africa

SKU: 9115

Wallis’ Map of Africa

Date of publication:

  • 1811
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 28.5 x 25 cm
  • Colour:

  • original
  • This map of Africa features was published in ‘Oddy’s New General Atlas of the World’.

    It features an inset of the Azores and Cape Verde islands. Much of the interior detail is highly speculative. Read more

    James Wallis (fl. 1810-1825) was born in Southampton in 1784, the son of a bricklayer. Apprenticed to John Roper in 1799, he learned the art of engraving. In later life he is variously recorded as a commission and discount agent (imprisoned for debt in 1835), a stationer, and a dealer in beer and wine.

    Condition & Materials

    Copper engraving, 28.5 x 25 cm, original hand-colour, blank verso. Read less