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Number: 1784
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1763
Title: AFRICA
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Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 16.8
Width: 22.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 61,666,700
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Thomas Jefferys
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Publisher: The London Magazine
Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer
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Notes: New World Maps; from 'The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer'; Jefferys, He began his career in the map trade in the early 1730s, working as an engraver for a variety of London publishers, and eventually setting up his own shop. In 1746, he was appointed Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and in 1760 he became Geographer to the King. These titles granted access to manuscripts and cartographic information held by the government. In the early 1760s he embarked on an ambitious project to produce a series of English county maps based on new surveys, but ran out of money and filed for bankruptcy in 1766. He then partnered with London publisher Robert Sayer, who reissued many of Jefferys plates and continued to issue new editions after Jefferys' death in 1771.
Last updated: Nov 2, 2012