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Number: 3215
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1828 (estimated)
Title: Karta Ofver Africa
Publish Origin: Stockholm
Height: 33.0
Width: 41.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 26,000,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Erik Akerland
Publisher: Erik Akerland
A. Wiborgs forlag
Other Contributors: Johan Nordenankars
Fdredrik Akrel
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Notes: [source Joppen/SWAEN] An very rare map of Africa with Swedish language text. This is an updated version of his map of 1818 and is now dated 1828. In lower part a colour key to Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish possessions. From his atlas "Geographisk Hand-Atlas" first published in 1817. Erik Akerland (1754-1835) was a prolific and very skilled cartographer and engraver. Early in his career he worked in Fredrik Akrel's globe factory in Stockholm. In the 1790s he engraved sea charts for Johan Nordenankars great Sea Atlas. In the early 1800s he took over the publishing of Atlas Juvenilis, which was first issued by Anders Akerman in 1768. Akerland also engraved portraits, among them Carl von Linne and Carl XIVJohan.
Last updated: Nov 4, 2017