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Number: 1676
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1643
Title: Pars Litorum Africae Antiquis
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Dijon
Height: 11.9
Width: 15.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Scale: 1 : 71,612,900
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Claude Bartholemy Morisot
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Northernmost Latitude: 0.0
Southernmost Latitude: 40.0
Westernmost Longitude: 5.0
Easternmost Longitude: 55.0
Measurement Notes: estimated in modern coordinates
Notes: Joppin; [see map #2032 for northern half]; source from 'Orbis Maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia'; Morisot (1592-1661) was one of the great intellectuals of his time and his works enjoyed great success. Orbis Maritimi is an extensive encyclopedia of everything relating to maritime affairs. The great European expeditions to the coasts of Africa and North America were extensively described. The book contained 44 engraved plates including 23 maps. Later editions did not contain the plates, thus they are quite rare.[scale measured on central degree of latitude];
Last updated: Sep 19, 2010