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A Dutch pirated edition of a 17th century French map

Stock No. 23096 Category: Tag: Cartographer: MORTIER, Pierre.

L'Afrique Divisée en ses Empires, Royaumes, et Estats, é l'Usage de Monsieur Le Duc de Bourgogne Par son tres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur H. Jaillot. A Paris Avec Privilege de Roy. 1694.
Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1694. Original colour. 490 x 595mm.

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A large and detailed map of Africa, copied from Jaillot's map of 1674, in turn based on Sanson's map of 1668. The interior of the continent is still largely fictitious, with the Ptolemaic lakes shown to be the source of the Niles. Of the west coast is 'S. Helena Nova', probably a misplaced and uncorrected Ascension Island.
Despite the title this map was engraved and published in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier. Mortier even put the name of Nicolas de Fer, a Parisian map publisher, on the title page of his atlas to improve sales.

Additional information

Dimensions 595 × 490 mm
Cartographer

Date

1694

Extra Info

L'Afrique Divisée en ses Empires, Royaumes, et Estats, é l'Usage de Monsieur Le Duc de Bourgogne Par son tres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur H. Jaillot. A Paris Avec Privilege de Roy. 1694.

Publication

Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1694. Original colour. 490 x 595mm.

Condition

Slight toning at centre fold.

References

BETZ: 158, state i of iv.