"Carte de l'Afrique", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1820 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 14.3 inches
50.5 x 36.3 cm
This handsome map of the continent extends to include the Arabian Peninsula and the islands in the Indian Ocean. There is a fair amount of geographical detail in the north and southeast. The vast center is left blank owing to the lack of actual exploration during this period. The Nile appears to have its origin in a number of tributaries arising from an extensive mountain range labeled Monts Al-Quamar (Monts de la Lune). The south is filled with many geographical details, and the tribal regions are depicted more accurately than many other maps of this period. Surrounded by a bold keyboard-style border.
Original outline color on a sheet with wide margins. There are a few tiny holes that are only visible when held up to light, marginal toning, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.