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Number: 2529
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Senegal, Mali, Timbuktu Mandingo
Year of Origin: 1859
Title: Karte des Westlichen Theils der Grossen Wuste von Afrika.
Sub-Title: Meist nach Dr. Barth's Forschungen in Timbuktu 1853-4 und zur Ubersicht der Reise von Leopold Panet im J. 1850.
Language: German
Publish Origin: Gotha, Germany
Height: 40.5
Width: 23.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 6,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: August Petermann
Engraver: Carl Hellfarth
Publisher: Geographische Mittheilungen
Johann Georg Justus Perthes and Heirs
Other Contributors: Leopold Panet
Jean - Baptiste Raffenel
Heinrich-Henry Barth
Northernmost Latitude: 32.7
Southernmost Latitude: 10.7
Westernmost Longitude: -16.7
Easternmost Longitude: -3.7
Measurement Notes: Prime meridian Greenwich
Notes: [from Journal-booklet/Book#4212, pertains to both North Africa an West Africa]; Upper Left Corner: Petermann's Geographische; Mittheilungen. Upper Right Corner: Jahrgang 1859, Tafel 6.; see booklet # 4212; pp. 89-128; one folding map of Panet's route; very good in the original printed wrappers, chipped to spine with slight loss, rear cover creased. Panet (c. 1819-1959) was a half-Senegalese interpreter who accompanied Jean-Baptiste Raffenel in 1847 to explore North Africa as far as the sources of the Nile. The expedition got no farther than Kaarta, and in 1849 Panet was sent on a mission by the Minister de la Marine and the French geographical society to cross from Senegal to Morocco via Mauretania. He undertook the major part of this undertaking with a small party of men, reaching Mogador. His account of this expedition appeared in the revue de Geographic for 1850, and was translated with the accompanying map in this issue of Petermann's Mittheilungen
Last updated: Nov 18, 2020