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Number: 2910
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Mogadishu, Somalia
Year of Origin: 1857
Title: Panorama De Moguedchou, vue prise de la terrasse de notre maison
Sub-Title: [upper margin] Voyage a la cote orientale d'Afrique. Pl 23
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 20.0
Width: 32.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Charles Guillain
Engraver: Becquet
E. Ciceri
Publisher: Arthus Bertrand
Other Contributors: Eugene Maizan
Northernmost Latitude: 2.05
Southernmost Latitude: 2.04
Westernmost Longitude: 45.31
Easternmost Longitude: 45.32
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Tinted Lithograph; Plate 23 from 'Voyage a la cote orientale d'Afruique execute pendant les annees 1846, 1847, et 1848 par le brick Le Ducouedic sous le commandement de M. Guillain. Charles Guillain visited the Indian Ocean and East coasts of Africa abord the Ship Du Couedic between January 1846 and May 1849. He was appointed member of a commission in 1858 to investigate new possibilities of French emigration to the colonies, and governor of New Caledonia in 1861. Guillain's Documents sur l'Histoire is also one of the only sources for the travels of Eugene Maizan [1819-1845]. , possibly the first European to penetrate East Africa, Maizan proceeded as far as the district of Deje-la-Mhora, on the Uzaramo plateau about 80 150 Km from the coast, when he was set upon by Mazangera tribesmen under subchief Hembe, and bound to a calabash tree and murdered., ; Guillain's Documents sur l'Histoire is considered the finest account of East Africa for the period. Guillain sailed down the Indian Ocean coast and went ashore at Mogadishu, Marca, and Baraawe, penetrating some distance inland and collecting valuable geographic and ethnographic information.
Last updated: Sep 27, 2016