"Afrique Divisee en ses Principaux Empires et Royaumes", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
Period: 1805 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
26.3 x 19.8 inches
66.8 x 50.3 cm
This map of Africa is based on the cartography of the Sanson family. It updates Sanson's geography with new information to present a detailed view of the continent with a great many tribal names. The source of the Nile is located in Lake Dambea, and the center of the continent is blank. Originally by the Robert de Vaugondy family, this map was reissued by their successor, Charles Francois Delamarche. The map is based on the work of the Robert de Vaugondy family, but was re-engraved by Delamarche to incorporate the latest information gathered by the explorations noted. A table with geographical and statistical information on the region in included at right.
Original outline color on watermarked paper, with a few short, unobtrusive printer's creases. There is a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 10" into image at bottom, and some small worm tracks confined to blank margins that have also been professionally repaired.