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Number: 3997
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Western Sahara, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya
Year of Origin: 1740
Language: Italian
Publish Origin:
Height: 31.5
Width: 40.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Giralomo Giovanni Battista Albrizzi
Publisher: Giralomo Giovanni Battista Albrizzi
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Northernmost Latitude: 39.0
Southernmost Latitude: 12.0
Westernmost Longitude: -14.5
Easternmost Longitude: 26.6
Measurement Notes: Converted to modern Greenwich prime
Notes: Curtis Wright source] pertains to both North Africa and West Africa. This detailed copperplate map of North Africa was published c. 1740 in Giambattista Albrizzi's 'Atlas Novissimo'. It covers the area historically known as The Maghreb, or Barbary: the predominantly Muslim region along the coast of the Mediterranean that penetrates deep into the heart of the continent. Because of the remote terrain and unforgiving climate, the details present within the interior of the image are largely spurious and based on accounts from travelers and merchants. However, interesting bits of information such as deserts rife with thieves, powerful and rich kingdoms, and underground lakes provide fascinating contemporary historical context on the region.
Last updated: Apr 24, 2022