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Number: 3237
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger River, Lake Debo, Djenne, Jenne, Timbuctu
Year of Origin: 1866
Title: Carte Du Soudan Occidental dressee par ordre de son Excellence Mr. LE Mis. P. De Chasseloup Laubat ministre secretaire d'Etat au departement de la Marine et des Colonies d'apres les documents les plus recants et ses popres travaux par E. Mage, lieutenant de Vaisseau 1866
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 61.4
Width: 85.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 2,000,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Eugene Abdalon Mage
Engraver: L. Kautz
A. B. Bry
Other Contributors: P. De Chasseloup Laubat
Northernmost Latitude: 20.0
Southernmost Latitude: 8.0
Westernmost Longitude: -18.0
Easternmost Longitude: -3.2
Measurement Notes: Paris prime on map, converted to modern Greenwich in database
Notes: Very important detailed early map delineating the sources of the Rivers Senegal, Gambia, and Niger; In 1863, General Faidherbe, governor of Sudan, commissioned his adjudicator Eugene Abdon Mage (1837-1869) for an exploratory expedition along the Niger in West Africa (modern Senegal). This exploration trip, which was also intended to install trade routes, lasted three years. Mage and his crew penetrated regions never yet explored, and gave the first description of the Toucouleur Empire created by El Hadj Umar Tall. Contained in this text was also the first detailed map of western Sudan
Last updated: Mar 20, 2018