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Number: 2087
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1798
Title: Carte Generale et Politique de l'Afrique
Sub-Title: [Left upper corner] No. 150
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 30.5
Width: 41.1
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 28,831,200
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Pierre Gregoire Chanlaire
Edme Mentelle
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Notes: see Norwich 131; from 'Atlas National'; drawn by Edme Mentelle, a member of the Royal Institute of Science and Professor of the Central Schools Department of Seine. The southern portion of the map is occupied by the Hottentots and the Kingdom of Monomotapa is located. The Niger River is named east of Timbuctoo, but the river flows eastward to a land locked lake in the Desert de Seth. The south-central portion of the continent is mostly blank. Simple title cartouche contains 'An VI' indicating the publication date of 1798 as opposed to the date Norwich gives to the very similar map referenced, also by Mentelle. Four distance scales are in upper right corner; scale measured on central 10 degrees of latitude;
Last updated: Nov 1, 2011