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Number: 2496
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Mozambique
Year of Origin: 1809
Title: Plan Du Port De Mozambique et du Pays Adjacent. Trace partie d'Apres des Observations Geometrique. Partie d'Apres des Cartes Portugaises Originales. Par Henry Salt Ecuyer 1809
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 31.7
Width: 22.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 107,290
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Henry Salt
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Northernmost Latitude: -14.9
Southernmost Latitude: -15.3
Westernmost Longitude: 40.4
Easternmost Longitude: 41.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: CARTOGRPHICUS; Source: 1816 French edition of Salt's Voyage to Abyssinia; Henry Salt, while on a diplomatic mission to Eritrea, arrived in Mozambique on august 25, 1809 and remained there until 16 of September. At the time Mozambique was as Portugese port and hub of the eastern slave trade, which Salt deplored. The map highlights those areas actually visited by Salt, including the island of Mozambique, the city of Mossuril/Messuril where the Portuguese governor maintained a mansion, and the sourthern coast of Grand Cabeciero. Other regions not actually visited , Salt merely 'ghosted'-in. Much of this map Salt copied from material provided for him by the Protugese governor, who he notes, ' has given me every information relative to the coast'. Nonetheless, Salt was known to be a a careful obsserver, and while not a navigator himself, kept a a careful nautical journal. There is no doubt the many observation, soundings, and other details presented here are taken directly form Salts's own notes and therefore comprise new unique information about the region.
Last updated: Jul 27, 2014