"Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Southern Africa, Madagascar
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.8 x 18.6 inches
60.5 x 47.2 cm
This meticulously detailed map is emblematic of all Delisle's works, distinguished by his scientific approach to cartography. His work was the basis of most African maps made in the 18th century. The map is filled with information concerning European trade, native kingdoms and mineral wealth. It covers Africa south of the Equator and includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean. This is the Covens & Mortier edition.
Original color on watermarked paper with some very faint offsetting. There are some shadows that appear in the image that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the map itself.