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Number: 3342
Continent: Africa
Region: Central
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1886
Title: Equatorial and Southern AFRICA. Published by the A.B.C.F.M., 1 Somerset St. Boston, 1886
Language: English
Publish Origin: Boston
Height: 130.0
Width: 83.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 3,500,000
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: American Board of Foreign Missions
Amer. Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 6.0
Southernmost Latitude: 35.0
Westernmost Longitude: 5.0
Easternmost Longitude: 44.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: Pending donation to Boston University 2018; =Two sheets of soft linen, outlining areas in Central Africa, East Africa, and Southern Africa; 2 cloth sheets, each 130 x 83 cm., to be joined in center line for whole map; main map scale measured on 10 degrees of latitude ; inset maps have a separate scale bar printed. The address for the A.B.C.F.M., American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions is printed under the title as 1 Somerset St. Boston. It was the first and largest such organization, created in 1810 by recent graduates of Williams College; This was inspired by the 'second great awakening'. In 1806, five students from Williams College in western Massachusetts took shelter from a storm in a haystack. At the 'Haystack Prayer Meeting', they came to the common conviction that 'the field is the world' and inspired the creation of the AABCFM four years later. It was Congregationalist in origin, eventually accepting missionaries from Presbyterian and Dutch-Reform Churches sending missionaries throughout the world, including India, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa......The map also contains smaller inset maps of East Central African Mission, West Central Africa, and Natal stations of A.B.C.F.M.;
Last updated: Aug 9, 2018