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Number: 3348
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Madagascar
Year of Origin: 1894
Title: Carte De Madagascar
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 83.5
Width: 53.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 2,000,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Publisher: Service Geographique de L'Armee
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Northernmost Latitude: -10.45
Southernmost Latitude: -26.0
Westernmost Longitude: 41.8
Easternmost Longitude: 51.9
Notes: source Antiquariat Dasa Pahor (Munich, Germany)] Lithograph in colour, (Soft folds, small tears in the folds, some light staining, otherwise in a good condition) A large important map of Madagascar, made during the French invasion of Madagascar, a year before the capitulation of its capital Antananarivo, after which France annexed Madagascar as its colony. A very large map of Madagascar, with an in-set map of Antsiranana, was made by the Military Geographical Department was sold with the newspaper Monde Illustr?in 1894. France invaded Madagascar in 1883 in the first Franco-Hova War. In September 1895 with reinforcements from Algeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, French army bombarded the royal palace with heavy artillery, causing heavy casualties and leading Queen Ranavalona III to surrender. France annexed Madagascar in 1896 and declared the island a colony the following year. The map is rare - we could only trace four examples in the institutions worldwide.
Last updated: Aug 9, 2018