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Number: 2993
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Sudan, Uganda, Ruwanda, Burundi, Lake Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Mt. Kilimanjaro
Year of Origin: 1859
Title: Esquisse Des Decouvertes de R.F. Burton et de J.H. Speke dans L'AFRIQUE ORIENTALE avec I'indication des connaissances precedeminent acquises par les voyages de M.Mrs. d'Arnaud , R.P. Knoblecher, Brun-Rollet, Krapf, Rebmann, et R.D. Livingstone par V.A. Malte-Brun MDCCCLIX
Sub-Title: [upper margin] Nouvelles Annales des Voyages
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 27.2
Width: 39.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 7,928,570
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun
Engraver: Kaeppelin
Erhard
Publisher: Depot Des Cartes Et Plans De La Marine
Challamel Aine
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Northernmost Latitude: 10.0
Southernmost Latitude: -19.0
Westernmost Longitude: 22.3
Easternmost Longitude: 42.3
Measurement Notes: Paris prime on map; converted to modern Greenwich estimates
Notes: Map is from book #1506 'Resume Historique de L'Exploration A La Recherche Des Grands Lacs De L'Afrique Oriental faite en 1857-1858 par R.F. Burton et J.H. Speke' [Historical Summary of Exploration of the Great Lakes in the East Africa Undertaken in 1857-58 by Burton and Speke].by Malte-Brun just prior to the definitive expedition documenting the source of the Nile. The map is an important early geogpaphic work on the Great Lakes of East Africa just prior to the final illusidation of the Nile's source at Lake Victoria. An overview of Richard Burton's and John Speke's discoveries of the Great African Lakes written shortly after the end of the expedition by noted French geographer and cartographer Victor Adolfe Malte-Brun. The text is supplemented with a large folding map of the Eastern Africa, based on the Burton and Speke?s latest discoveries (with the route of their expedition shown), as well as previous expeditions by d 'Arnaud, Knoblecher, Brun-Rollet, Krapf, Rebmann, Erhardt, Monteiro, R.P. Leon des Avanchers and David Livingstone. Map shows only vague outline of Lake Victoria and Nile source but excellent early delineation of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Lake Tangyanika.
Last updated: Apr 4, 2016