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Number: 2303
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Sudan, White Nile,
Year of Origin: 1861
Title: VIAGGIO DI O. ANTINORI NELL INTERNO DEI FIUMI GAZEL E DJUR DAL GENNAIO AL MAGGIO 1861
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Language: Italian
Publish Origin: Turin
Height: 27.5
Width: 21.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Orazio Antinori
Engraver: Orazio Antinori
Manuscript
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Other Contributors: Guillaume Lejean
Beccari
Sapeto
Arturo Issel
Northernmost Latitude: 10.0
Southernmost Latitude: 4.0
Westernmost Longitude: 24.0
Easternmost Longitude: 35.0
Notes: This Antinori map is located in the AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT. TURIN, 19 MAY 1862 sold a Sotheby's Auction London November 15, 2012 to the Antinori Family Museum and Winery, Florence Italy. [manuscript on thin blue paper, 9 pages, bound with silk thread, loose in an Italian leather portfolio]. This is a fine illustrated autograph manuscript report and map of a little-known expedition to the Sudan in 1861 exploring the Nile basin. In 1860, Antinori, an Italian nobleman, together with the French explorer Guillaume Lejean, explored Sudan, the estuary of the Bahr-al- Ghazal, and the region up the White Nile to Gondokoro. Fever forced them to cut short their trip and almost cost Antinori his life. Few if any Europeans had seen this area, though his tracks did cross with John Petherick, who had been in the same area slightly earlier. Indeed the map seems to indicate a meeting between the two, Petherick at the time having been sent to Gondokoro by the Royal Geographical Society to convey relief stores for Captains Speke and Grant. It is safe to assume that this manuscript map is one of the first detailed maps of that area. An account of Antinori's trip was published in Petermann's Mittheilungen in 1863, quoting verbatim portions of the manuscript. [see and zoom image by selecting link http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/travel-atlases-maps-natural-history-l12405/lot.227.html and then right-click open-link to Sotheby archive zoom image; Also Compare with Petermann maps and see Lejean, Petherick.; Issel and Sapeto and Baccari traveled with Antinori to Bogos in another expedition;
Last updated: Jan 30, 2013