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Number: 3710
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
Year of Origin: 1760 (estimated)
Title: Carta Geografica dell' Etiopia o Abissinia
Language: Italian
Publish Origin:
Height: 31.4
Width: 40.9
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 13,700,000
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Thomas Salmon
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Northernmost Latitude: 38.5
Southernmost Latitude: 0.2
Westernmost Longitude: 6.5
Easternmost Longitude: 61.3
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [source OLD WORLD auction] This map encompasses north and east Africa and is filled with place names, tribes, notations and depictions of mountains, forests and tented villages. This map provides a look at the geographical knowledge prevalent in the mid-eighteenth century. The source of the Nile is L. di Dambee, and the Niger originates in Lago di Bournou. The map appeared in an Italian edition of Thomas Salmon's multi-volume "Modern History", which was published in up to 31 volumes starting in 1724, with several editions in English, Dutch, German and Italian through 1782.
Last updated: Jul 14, 2020