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Number: 3213
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1804
Title: AFRIKA
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Publish Origin: Debrecen
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Size Class.: Medium
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Cartographer: Ezsaia Budai
Engraver: Josef Pap
Publisher: Ezsaia Budai
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Notes: [PENDING POTTER ARRIVAL] A map of Africa, from an uncommon Hungarian set of maps of the world and each continent. This map, like the whole set, shows no indication of having been bound although they are recorded as having been prepared by Ezsaias Budai, Geography teacher at the Calvinist College in Debrecen, eastern Hungary, a centre of Hungarian mapmaking at the time. The map, along with seven others, of European countries appeared in "Oskolai Magyar Uj Atlas" which translates as Hungarian New School Atlas. The geography shown appears to be very similar to the French atlases of the period on which, presumably, the detail was based. The name of the engraver, Josef Pap, said to be a student at the school, appears beneath the maps. This uncommon map shows, in the lack of internal detail, how little was known of Africa's interior at this time.
Last updated: Jun 11, 2017