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Mallet’s Map of São Salvador

SKU: 6814
£65.00

Title:
Mallet’s Map of São Salvador

Date of publication:
c.1683

Printed Measurement:
15 x 10.5 cm

Colour:
modern

Mapmaker(s):

  • Allain Manesson Mallet
  • S. Salvador

    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.