"Partie de l'Afrique audela de l'Equateur, Comprenant le Congo, la Cafrerie &c.", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1766 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12 x 10.7 inches
30.5 x 27.2 cm
The cartographical content of this decorative map of southern Africa is moderately accurate. Hottentot tribes are mentioned and Fort Hollandois is shown at the Cape. The western coast is labeled Cote Deserte with the kingdoms of Benguela, Angola, Congo and Benin delineated. On the east coast several kingdoms are shown including Monomotapa and Zanguebar. The title is enclosed in a decorative cartouche and map is enclosed in a rococo style border (printed from a separate copper plate), making this a very desirable map.
A dark impression with original color and some minor soiling.