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Number: 281
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1887 (estimated)
Title: Nouvelle Carte de L'Afrique Contenant Toutes Les Stations Belges Publiee Par J. Dosseray editr. a Bruxelles . . . | Nouva Carta Dell' Africa Colle Ultime Scoperte P. Casentini . . . in Toscana 1887
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Brussells
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Size Class.: Large
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Cartographer: Jean Dosseray
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Notes: [PENDING ARRIVAL Ruderman #80908, There was also a Lisbon edition with 6 other individual continents Nouvelle Carte d'Afrique. Contenant toutes les Stations Belges. Published by J. Dosseray Edit. to Brussels. Rue Gheude, 23 // Nuova Carta del Africa Colle ultime scoperte . P. Casentini, Editori Via Bei Borghi, No. 41 to Lucca, in Tuscany. 1890. 73x79 cm. Divided into 24 sections glued on canvas, folded and packed inside a protective paste (original at the time) from Livraria F?in, in Lisbon. It has a title text at the top: ?L'AFRIQUE AVEC TOUS SES ETATS D'APRES LES DERNIERES DECOUVERTES ET LE BASSIN DU CONGO 1890?. This geographic map features two detailed maps: BASSE EGYPTE (Delta du Nil); and CARTE DU BASSIN DU CONGO (Central Africa) Etat libre du Congo 80 was la grandeur de la Belgique. In this small detailed map, the territories of Angola (reduced to its coastal zone), the Bakongo, the greater Lunda as part of the Muata Empire and the Cazembe Empire (properly speaking) in Central Africa are perfectly marked. Among all these territories, the road connecting Angola and the Mozambique coast is also marked, referred to in this map as ?Boundary of the free trade zone? Decorative map of Africa, published in France, Belgium, and Italy, identifying the colonial and independent regions of Africa. Guinea, Congo, Cape Colony, Madagascar, Zululand, The map is embellished with vignettes showing indigenous peoples in Algeria, Morocco, Senegal, Transvaal, Zanzibar, Abyssinia, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt The focal point of the map is the recently formed Free Congo State, a short-lived private enterprise created by King Leopold II of Belgium, which would go on to become one of the greatest International exploitation scandals of its time and which would be memorialized in literature by Joseph Conrad and Arthur Conan Doyle. The flags of various nations indicate the location of Colonial powers. Included in the key are the regions described as: Free Congo State French Possessions Portuguese Possessions German Possessions Sultanate of Zanzibar Spanish Possessions English Possessions Italian Possession The first title in French describes the map as locating Belgian stations, whereas the title in Italian identifies the map as locating the latest discoveries. A second title in French at the top. The large inset map focuses on the Basin of the Congo and the Free State of the Congo, which had been created two years earlier in 1885.
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