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Smith's Map of Africa

SKU: 9625
£150.00

Title:
Smith's Map of Africa

Date of publication:
c.1820

Place of publication:
London

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Charles Smith
  • Engraver(s):
    Edward Jones

    Extensive areas of this map of Africa are left entirely blank, but there is also a considerable amount of speculative material. The legendary Mountains of the Moon are prominent, regarded as a possible source for the Nile and one of the tributaries of the Niger. Further west, the mythical Mountains of Kong were mistakenly added to the map by James Rennell in 1798 to illustrate the travels of Mungo Park.

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraving, 38 x 30 cm, engraved by Edward Jones, original hand colour, blank verso. Published in ‘Smith’s new general atlas’, which was issued in various editions from 1808 onwards.