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Number: 2961
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Niger River source,
Year of Origin: 1804 (estimated)
Title: West Africa
Language: English
Publish Origin:
Height: 23.8
Width: 19.2
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 20,000,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith, Sr.
Other Contributors: Samuel Lewis
Mungo Park
Northernmost Latitude: 38.0
Southernmost Latitude: -4.0
Westernmost Longitude: -18.0
Easternmost Longitude: 16.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: This map 2961 and 2960 may be the earliest delineation of the Niger River source in the highlands of the FautaJalan at the time of Mungo Park's first expedition. Shortly after the turn of the century, Samuel Lewis joined with Aaron Arrowsmith (an English map publisher) to produce A New and Elegant General Atlas. The title page states the maps are "intended to accompany the new improved edition of Morse's Geography?" Several editions were published from 1804-1819.
Last updated: Mar 26, 2016