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Mallet’s Map of São Salvador

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Mallet’s Map of São Salvador

Date of publication:

  • c.1683
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 15 x 10.5 cm
  • Colour:

  • modern
  • This map of São Salvador is from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers.

    São Salvador was once the capital of the kingdom of Congo, but as M’banza-Kongo it is currently the capital of Angola’s Zaire province, close to the border with the DRC. The cathedral towering above the city is arguably the oldest church in sub-Saharan Africa, built in 1549.
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    Condition & Materials

    Copper engraving, 15 x 10.5 cm, recent hand-colour, French text on verso. Read less