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Number: 312
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Senegal
Year of Origin: 1789
Title: The Western Coast of AFRICA from Cape Blanco to Cape Virga, Exhibiting SENEGAMBIA proper by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Majesty
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Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 70.0
Width: 51.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville
Thomas Jefferys
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Publisher: Robert Sayer
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Notes: martayan lan; Identical to date 1768 edition (in Duplicate); Jefferys, He began his career in the map trade in the early 1730s, working as an engraver for a variety of London publishers, and eventually setting up his own shop. In 1746, he was appointed Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and in 1760 he became Geographer to the King. These titles granted access to manuscripts and cartographic information held by the government. In the early 1760s he embarked on an ambitious project to produce a series of English county maps based on new surveys, but ran out of money and filed for bankruptcy in 1766. He then partnered with London publisher Robert Sayer, who reissued many of Jefferys plates and continued to issue new editions after Jefferys' death in 1771.
Last updated: Sep 14, 2012