Mallet’s Map of São Salvador

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S. Salvador

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Title

Mallet’s Map of São Salvador

Mapmaker(s)

MALLET, Allain Manesson

Place of publication

Paris

Date of publication

c.1683

Printed Area Measurements

15 x 10.5 cm

Colour

modern

Full Description

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