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Number: 2030
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique,
Year of Origin: 1725 (estimated)
Title: Untitled
Sub-Title: [Left upper margin] Pa 211
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Rouen
Height: 14.2
Width: 21.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Scale: 1 : 14,568,800
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Anonymous or Unknown
Engraver:
Publisher: Rene Augustin Constantin de Renneville
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: -22.0
Southernmost Latitude: -35.0
Westernmost Longitude: 15.0
Easternmost Longitude: 45.0
Measurement Notes: estimated
Notes: small map of Southern Africa from "Recueil des Voyages qui ont servi a l'etablissement et aux progrez de la Compagnie des Indes; Orientales, Formee dans les Provinces-Unies des Pais-Bas." [source---Alexandre; and Joppin];Uncommon small map of South Africa. From the French reissue of the account of early Dutch voyages first published in 1608 by Commelin. The French translation was carried out by Rene Augustin Constantin de Renneville; From volume one, the second part describes the first Dutch voyage by way of the Cape of Good Hope under the command of Houtman (1595-96). Upon their successful return with spices from the East Indies, the Dutch focused all their fleets on the south-eastern route over the next few years, resulting in the formation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602.[ scale measured on distance from Tropic of Capricorn to Capetown]
Last updated: Nov 25, 2014