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Number: 3563
Continent: Africa
Region: Central
Place Names: Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique
Year of Origin: 1732
Title: L'Ethiopie Occidentale
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 27.1
Width: 36.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 8,222,220
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville
Other Contributors: Chavelier des Marchais
Northernmost Latitude: 0.5
Southernmost Latitude: -23.7
Westernmost Longitude: 6.45
Easternmost Longitude: 35.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [Source Rudermann] in 1725 and subsequent years the Chevalier des Marchais was sent by the French Government to visit the West Coast of Africa and the South American settlement of Cayenne (Guiana), and report on the trading prospects of both regions. Includes a section of French text describing the region. D?Anville disapproved of merely copying features from other maps, preferring instead to return to the texts upon which those maps were based to make his own depictions. This led him to embrace blank spaces for unknown areas and to reject names which were not supported by other sources. He also amassed a large personal map library and created a network of sources that included Jesuits in China and savants in Brazil.In 1773, d?Anville was named premier g?graphe de roi. In 1780, he ceded his considerable library to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be used for as a reference library for diplomats. Includes extensive text annotations in French.
Last updated: Jan 14, 2020