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Official 1961 George Washington Birthplace National Monument map brochure, printed more than 57 years ago!
There's a full-panel map showing the Memorial Mansion, Old Washington Burial Ground, and Burnt House Point, with an inset of approaches to the site.
This brochure was published by the National Park Service and is identified in the lower margin as the 1956 edition, reprinted 1961.
It unfolds to 8½" x 18" and includes text and photographs of the site, along the Potomac River in Virginia, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg.
Handsome 1850 antique map of Florida, in original hand color by county, with decorative ribbon border, printed more than 165 years ago!
It delineates army routes during the Seminole War and locates forts and battle grounds.
It also shows the two earlies railroads in the state — the St. Josephs & Iola and the Tallahassee & St. Marks.
There are three insets: Pensacola, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine Harbor.
Longitude is measured from Washington, and there are tables of steamboat distances at the top and bottom of the map.
There's a decorative swash title, and the map was published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, Philadelphia. This firm had taken over publication of Samuel Augustus Mitchell's important "Universal Atlas" in 1850 and continued to produce updated maps that were considered some of the best commercial cartography of the 19th century.
The image area measures 36.6 x 29.8 cm [14½" x 11¾"], and the map shows towns, roads, rivers, canals, and railroads.
This map is in excellent condition, bright and clean, with no marks, rips, or tears. It is blank on the back, with no printing on the reverse side. It is dated 1850 in the lower margin.
This is an original, authentic antique map, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. It would make an impressive display in your den or office. It would also make a perfect gift, and we'll include our helpful framing tips for your reference.
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Continuing with the President theme this week, we present this official National Park Service 1961 fold-out leaflet on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., printed more than 57 years ago!
The rear panel has a photo of Rudolph Evans' heroic statue of Jefferson.
The leaflet was published in 1961 by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. It is dated in the lower margin.
It opens to 8½" x 18" and includes photographs and text, including excerpts from the writings of Jefferson inscribed on the walls of the Memorial Room.
Map of Africa c.1850 by Victor #Levasseur . Levasseur’s maps are distinctive for their wide decorative margins containing elaborate depictions of the scenery, peoples and trade goods of the areas he mapped. Levasseur maps are also known to offer a wealth of statistical data. R8,500
Lovely detail in the border of this Map of Africa c.1850 by Victor #Levasseur . Levasseur’s maps are distinctive for their wide decorative margins containing elaborate depictions of the scenery, peoples and trade goods of the areas he mapped. Levasseur maps are also known to offer a wealth of statistical data. R8,500
Lovely detail in the border of this Map of Africa c.1850 by Victor #Levasseur . Levasseur’s maps are distinctive for their wide decorative margins containing elaborate depictions of the scenery, peoples and trade goods of the areas he mapped. Levasseur maps are also known to offer a wealth of statistical data. R8,500
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"A New Map of the British Dominions in North America..." This map, published in London, circa 1763 by Thomas Kitchen, is one of the earliest available maps following the 1763 Treaty of Paris ending the French and Indian War in North America. The new boundaries are reflected, including the Colonies of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia which laid claim to all lands extending west to the Mississippi River. More information is available on our website, item M-14031, www.cepuckett.com. @charlesedwinpuckett #cartography#antiquemap#americanhistory#eighteenthcentury#frenchandindianwar#lovemaps
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This is a large 1853/54 J. H. Colton dissected wall map of the United States with significant Trans-Mississippi and Great Plains content. This is the largest and most significant of the three separate issue maps of the United States Colton issued in the 1850s. It covers the entire United States as well as most of Mexico, parts of southern Canada, and the Greater Antilles. Central America and the lower Antilles appear in insets. There are numerous ethnographical, geographical, and historical vignettes throughout including a wagon train, American Indians hunting, ships, palm trees, volcanoes, and more.
This is a 1948 Lowell E. Jones pictorial map of Kodiak, Alaska. Oriented from the east, the map depicts the whole of Kodiak Island from Shelikof Strait to Sitkaudak Island and from Olga Bay to Afgonak Island. Standing near the center of the map, a Kodiak bear stands on its hind legs and waves at the viewer, while a second Kodiak is illustrated on the upper left. Several caribou, eagles, and other wildlife are also included. Numerous bays, straits, and smaller islands are labeled throughout. Inhabited locations are few and far between, the town of Kodiak merits a star, while all other settlements appear to either be canneries or native villages. The site of the first white settlement in Alaska, which per the map was established in 1784, is also marked near Three Saints Bay. Half a dozen boats make their way through the waters surrounding Kodiak Island, some of which are steam vessels while others are sailing ships. Other content in present on verso, including a pictorial map of Alaska, information about Kodiak and a drawn bird's eye view of the city, along with a charming illustration of a Kodiak bear.
This is a one-of-a-kind c. 1977 Mandala Trekking Maps mimeographed map of the Khumbu, or Everest, region of Nepal. The map depicts the region from the Sun Kosi River to Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar and from Tibet to Phaplu. As topography is incredibly important in this part of the world, topographic lines cover the map, with labeled peaks and elevations populating every corner of the map. It appears this map was used for a trek, although it is unclear exactly when the expedition took place. It began in Kirantichap and lasted twenty-five days and the villages where the hikers spent the night are underlined and numbered. Villages throughout the region are labeled, with elevations given for most of them. The famous Everest regions acclimatization stops were waypoints on this trip, including Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Gorak Shep, and Gokyo. Although the members of this expedition did not reach Everest Base Camp, they ascended Kala Patthar which offers even better views of Everest than those offered by Everest Base Camp. Three inset maps are included around the central map. One of these, along the top border, illustrates the route to Everest Base Camp and labels the villages along the way. Khumbu Glacier and the legendary Ice Fall are both labeled as well. The inset map detailing the 'Gokyo Course' is situated in the lower right corner. The Gokyo trek is one of the most popular in the region and allows for spectacular views of Everest. The third inset map is a city map of Namche Bazaar, which is the main trading center of the region and a popular stop for trekkers for altitude acclimatization. A profile view of the Himalayas is situated along the bottom border and labels o
This is a 1977 R. G. Dustin pictorial map of the Saranac Lakes and the Fish Creek campsite region in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. The map depicts the region from Altamont Township to North Elba township and from Santa Clara Township and Harrietstown Township to Harrietstown Township. Upper, Middle, and Lower Saranac Lake are all illustrated and labeled, along with numerous other ponds, brooks, lakes, and islands. Several campsites are labeled, including Rollins Pond Campsite and Fish Creek Campsite. The Saranac Inn near Upper Saranac Island is labeled, along with the town of Saranac Lake on the right side of the map. Numerous vignettes of tourists are included throughout the map, with fishermen, boaters, swimmers, and sunbathers sketched throughout. A hunter and a bear are illustrated in the upper right corner, each running in the opposite direction. The hunter even forgot his gun he wanted to get away from the bear so fast! Several deer are bounding through the forests, while campers are being towed and parked near the lakes. A small farm with a cow and a horse and a bright red barn is included in the lower left corner. A legend is included in the lower right corner, which explains all of the notations employed on the map.
This is a 1686 Olfert Dapper view of Cairo, Egypt. The view depicts Cairo from a hill on the opposite side of the Nile overlooking the city. Cairo stretches out below the viewer nearly to the horizon. Individual buildings are illustrated, and eleven locations are alphabetically identified. A corresponding index, situated along the bottom border below the view, is written in both Dutch and French. In the foreground, traders, craftsmen, and other travelers make their way along the road leading to Cairo, either on their way to the city, or away from it. Horses, oxen, mules, and camels accompany the travelers and are pulling carts, carrying baskets, or supporting riders. The Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx are illustrated on the right, along the Nile.
This is a 1686 Olfert Dapper map of the western central Africa. The map depicts the Atlantic coast of Africa from approximately Gabon to Angola, with the inland portions of the map depicting parts of the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Highly detailed, numerous towns and smaller settlements are labeled throughout, along with rivers, lakes, and mountain ranges. Mountains are illustrated along the coast and farther inland, with trees dotting the landscape and lining the tributaries of the Congo River (Rio Zaire). Several African animals are illustrated, including lions and elephants. The political divisions on the map are not well defined, but the Kingdom of the Congo and the Kingdom of Angola are both labeled. Lake Aquilunda, an apocryphal lake believed to be in Angola, is depicted here, with numerous rivers flowing out of it. Dapper consulted numerous sources when compiling Description of Africa, and Lake Aquilunda was widely reported by explorers in their accounts of the region, thus its inclusion here. Through a series of rivers, water from Lake Aquilunda both reaches the Atlantic and traverses the continent to join the Congo River. Some ships are illustrated in the Atlantic off the coast. A decorative title cartouche is situated in the lower left corner, surrounded by an ostrich, a rhinoceros, a monkey, and an elephant, along with three figures who appear to be slaves, and most likely a slave trader.
This is a large and impressive nautical chart of maritime map of the British Guiana, Surinam, and French Guiana coast in South America. The map covers from Trinidad and Tobago, and the mouth of the mouth of the Orinoco in Venezuela, east as far as Cape Orange and the River Uassa (River Oyapok), including the modern-day nations of British Guiana, Surinam (Dutch Guiana), and French Guiana. Insets detail the River Surinam, The Demerara and Essequibo Rivers, the River Maroni, Cayenne, the River Corentyn, and the Salut Islands. The chart contains copious annotations describing the difficult river navigation in this region. This chart was originally issued in 1873, the present example has been updated to 1875. All examples are rare.
This is an extremely rare 1871 nautical chart or maritime map of norther part of the Baltic Sea in the vicinity of Stockholm, Sweden. The map cover from Gotland to the Åland Islands, and from the Swedish coastline to Riga, Latvia. Stockholm appears prominently just left of center. This chart is admirable for its profile illustration of the region's many lighthouses. There are inset detail harbor maps of Norrköping (Sweden), entrances to Stockholm (Sweden), Daugavgrīva (Latvia), Riga (Latvia), and Riga Bay.
The chart was published by the Royal Danish Chart Archive, first in 1869, and again here, with updates to 1871. This map is extremely rare and we have been unable to identify any examples in any collection, public or private .
An elegant 1875 James Imray nautical chart or map of the Canary Islands. This map was originally published by Imray in 1860, the present example being a later edition, based upon the important surveys of Captain Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal of the Royal Navy. Centered on Gran Canaria, the map extends to cover all of the islands as well as parts of the adjacent west African coast. Insets details Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Puerto da la Luz (Las Palmas, Gran Canaria), Arreciffe (Arrecife, Lanzarote), the Strait of Rio, and Bocayna Strait. Profiles detail Tenerife, Grand Canaria, and Santa Cruz.
This is an enlarged, separate issue version of a 1944 Ted Kautzky map created for LIFE magazine. The map depicts the southern Pacific Ocean from Palawan in the Philippines and Borneo in Indonesia to New Guinea and from Luzon in the Philippines to Celebes and Halmahera in Indonesia. Hong Kong, Formosa, China, Korea, and Japan are illustrated in profile and labeled along the top border in an effort to place these South Pacific islands in the region. Individual islands throughout the region are labeled, including Mondoro, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Luzon, Leyte, and Mindanao in the Philippines, and Borneo, Celebes, Halmahera, and Morotai in Indonesia. Both Manila, Bataan, and Corregidor in the Philippines are labeled as well, names with which LIFE Magazine readers would have been familiar, after the fall of the Philippines and the infamous Bataan Death March two years earlier.
This is an enlarged, separate issue version of a 1945 R. M. Chapin, Jr. map of East Asia created for TIME Magazine. The map depicts the region from the Chinese coast to the Pacific Ocean and from Manchuria to Okinawa and Taiwan. Created to illustrate the naval blockade of the Japanese home islands, Chapin demonstrates how shipping from Japanese-occupied China and Korea is 'funneled' into the Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu. By taking advantage of this tactically vulnerable space from both sea and air, the American and Allied forces effectively cut Japanese supply lines. Using carrier-based aircraft, bombers from Okinawa, and naval vessels, the American blockade proved nearly impenetrable. The inland water routes and ports of Japan were also mined by the Army Air Forces to increase the damage done to Japanese shipping. Apart from the blockade, Manchuria, China, Korea, and the U.S.S.R. are labeled, along with numerous cities, such as Vladivostok, Mukden, Tientsin, and Shanghai.
This is an enlarged, separate issue version of a 1945 R. M. Chapin, Jr. map of Central Europe created for TIME Magazine. The map depicts the region from just west of the Rhine River to eastern Poland and the Oder River and from the Baltic Sea to Italy and the Balkans. The Allied advance, from both east and west, is illustrated as a flood bursting through dams and coloring all of gray Germany blood red. The Americans, British, Canadian, and French armies were 'flooding' across the Rhine in four different places, including Remagen, where American forces had famously captured the last bridge traversing the river. From the east, the Soviet army was breaking through from the White Russian (Belarussian) front, as well as in the Balkans. The drive into Germany was on. In the south, U.S. and British forces are noted as having reached just outside of Bologne, Italy. As the armies raced toward Berlin, Chapin presents the viewer with a question: Does Hitler have an inner fortress around Berchtesgaden, his fabled hideaway in the Alps? Chapin sketches a circle around Berchtesgaden, stretching from Trieste https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/thefloodscome-chapin-1945to Pilsen, perhaps proposing that, even though the Allied armies had broken through into Germany, the possibility of hard fighting still lingered.
This is an enlarged, separate issue version of a 1943 R. M. Chapin, Jr. map of the Balkans and eastern Europe created for TIME Magazine. The map depicts the region from Germany and Poland to Turkey and from Berlin and Belgrade to the Soviet Union and the Black Sea. Illustrating a proposed Allied advance across the Bosphorus and into Greece and Bulgaria, this little-known front of World War II saw some harrowing action. The map notes that Sofia, Bulgaria was bombed 'last week' and Ploeisti, Romania in August was the costliest Allied bombing raid of the war. In that raid 53 aircraft and 660 airmen were lost. Although an Allied invasion of this style never occurred, the simple threat tied down Axis (German) troops and stoked resistance efforts in the region. It also helped stall, and then reverse, the stretch of the 'shadow' of Nazi Germany.
This is a 1938 F.M.S. Survey city map or plan of Singapore. The map depicts the city of Singapore from Bukit Timah Road and Telok Blanga Road to the Sea View Hotel and Paya Lebar. Highly detailed, individual buildings are illustrated throughout the city, several of which are labeled. The Lee Rubber Factory, several Muslim (Mohammedan per the map) cemeteries, and the Firestone Rubber Company are among the labeled locations. The Royal Singapore Flying Club sits near the Singapore Civil Airport, with a seaplane approach and anchorage running out into the channel. Neighborhoods are labeled, along with myriad roads and several parks. Trolley and bus routes are depicted using either a solid or dashed line, respectively. An index of cinemas, public offices, consulates, and other locations around the city is located in the lower right corner.
This is a rare 1938 golden age pictorial map of Georgia published by the Daughters of the American Revolution and drawn by Savannah's favorite hometown artist Christopher Murphy. The map focuses on historical events, sights, architecture and more throughout the state of Georgia. In addition to the dated sights of historical events, it also notes early trade routes, including the Old Indian Path to Tugaloo, the Lower Creek Trading Path, De Soto's route, and more. The map is surrounded by dated illustrations of important buildings. The border features the names of significant Georgia historical figures, including John C. Fremont, Sidney Lanier, James Edward Oglethorpe, Nathanael Green, George Whitfield, the Creek chief Tomochichi, and more. D.A.R. Markers are noted with a Maltese style cross.
An expansive, exceptional, and extremely rare 1879 nautical chart or maritime map of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This is the largest and finest map specific map of Puerto Rico we have yet encountered. The chart covers the island in great detail, offering both nautical and inland detail, including topography rivers, and political divisions. The focus of the chart, however, are the seas around the Virgin Islands between Puerto Rico and Anegada, where treacherous reefs abound. The map offers detailed hundreds of sounding s in fathoms as well as shading to indicate dangerous howls and banks. There are 10 inset map detailed harbor plans, including San Juan, Mayagüez, Guánica, Mona Island, Sombrero Island, Road Harbour, Gorda Sound, the southeast end of Culebra, Ponce, Christiansted, and Saint Thomas.
This stunning blueback nautical chart or map of Cuba, issued by James Imray in 1854, has all of the hallmarks of a working shipboard chart and a life at sea. Centered on Cuba, the map covers from Key West (Florida) to Grand Cayman, and from Cape Antonio (Cuba) to the Inagua Islands (Bahamas), coving all of Cuba, and parts of the southern Bahama Islands. Along the bottom of the map there are eight detail sub-maps, including, from left: Havana Harbor, Bahia Honda, Port Mariel, Port Guantanamo (Guantanamo Bay), Santiago de Cuba, Matanzas, Juaga or Zagua, and the Entrance of Puerto de la Nuevias. Some marks in pencil in the Old Bahama Channel or Santaren Channel (Bahamas) indicate navigation use. Soundings, particularly on the south coast of Cuba and throughout the Great Bahama Bank are in fathoms. Like many blueback charts, this map is extremely rare with the OCLC listing no other examples. This map is owned jointly by Geographicus and Vetus Carta Maps.
An enormous and expansive 1844 - 1857 nautical chart or maritime map of Southern Florida, the Bahamas, and Cuba. Curiously oriented to the northeast, this sprawling map covers from central Florida in the vicinity of Tampa Bay, to western Hispaniola (Santo Domingo, or modern day Haiti), including all of Cuba and most of the Bahamas. Blunt designed his charts to be joined to create massive maps custom tailored to each voyage. The present chart is no exception, being in fact a joined composite of three charts: Blunt's United States Southern Coast Sheet VII (1844), Blunt's United States Southern Coast Sheet VIII (1844), and a slightly newer chart, Cuba and the Windward Passages (1857). https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/floridacubabahamas-blunt-1844
This is a rare and stunning 1832 blueback nautical chart or map of Jamaica by William Heather and John W. Norie. As a working chart, it bears all of the hallmarks of a shipboard chart and a life at sea. The map details all of Jamaica with four inset detail harbor maps along the bottom, from left: Savanna, Portland Point, Kingston, Morant. Sounding along the south coast, and in the insets, in fathoms.
Unlike many British blueback charts, the present map actually offers considerable inland detail. Here Jamaica is divided into three counties (Cornwall, Middlesex and Surry), each of which is in turn subdivided into Parishes. The chart includes significant topographical detail, including roads, rivers, mountains, towns, churches, military camps, and more.
A large and expansive 1871 James Imray blueback nautical chart or maritime map of the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies, including the Greater Antilles. As a working chart, it bears all of the hallmarks of a shipboard chart and a life at sea, including pencil marks related to navigation. The map covers from Mexico to the Virgin Island and from northern Florida to Honduras, including all of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Florida, the Yucatan, Santo Domingo (Hispaniola), Jamaica, Porto Rico, and the Bahamas, as well as the Gulf Coast in the vicinity of Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. Inset maps detail the River Goazacolcos, the port of Veracruz (Mexico), and the Laguna de Terminos.
This chart probably has its origin in 1851, which is the earliest example we have been able to identify. The elaborate titling suggests that the plate was only lightly updated from that date. The labeling of East Florida and West Florida, designations obscene since about 1850, further confirm this.
A scarce 1906 signed photogravure bird's-eye view of Yale University drawn by Richard Rummell and published by F. D. Nichols of Boston. The view is centered on Osborne Hall (now demolished and replaced with Bingham Hall) with its distinctive chapel-like façade. Chapel Street runs in front of the hall and Temple Street can be seen running northward towards East Rock. Many of the extant buildings of the historic Old Campus, including Connecticut Hall (1752), are easily recognizable. Welch Hall and Lawrance Hall stand alongside College street, across from the New Haven Green which is complete with the three chapels that still stand today: United Church on the Green (Congregational, 1814), Center Church (Congregational, 1812), and Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green (1816). In the distance the heights of East Rock, with its distinctive Soldiers and Sailors Monument, is clearly visible.
This is an extremely rare and complete 1974 City of Liverpool Beatles souvenir set including a Beatles pictorial map of Liverpool, a Beatles Fan Club letter, several Beatles postcards, and other Beatles ephemera. Per the National Museums of Liverpool, included here is 'one of the first Beatles maps of Liverpool that was ever produced.' Created in the style of The Beatles animated film Yellow Submarine, the Beatles pictorial map of Liverpool labels numerous places throughout the city significant in the lives of The Fab Four. It marks where the locations where John, Paul, George, and Ringo were each born, the addresses where they lived, the schools they attended, and the locations of some of their first gigs. Streets throughout Liverpool are labeled, with signposts for Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields included. John, Paul, George, and Ringo are illustrated just as they are on some Yellow Submarine posters on the upper right, along with two other characters from the film. The Yellow Submarine itself is depicted in the River Mersey, along with numerous other boats, fish, and seagulls. It is important to note that the image included in this listing is not to scale, the map itself is 17 x 15 inches.
This is a rare 1882 promotional advertising map of Florida issued by 'G. W. and C. B. Colton' and Pierre Lorillard. The map was issued to promote the Lorillard Tobacco Company of New Jersey, at the time one of the largest and most profitable tobacco manufacturers in the United States. The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved promotions for Lorillard's 'Tin Tag' tobacco products and for the company in general. Lorillard apparently paid 29,000,000 USD in taxes in 15 years, a truly astronomical sum then, as now.
The map itself is derived from J. H. Colton's map of 1862, although here updated to reflect development up to 1882. It is uncertain why Lorillard, a New Jersey company, chose a map of Florida to promote their products, but Pierre Lorillard IV did have a fondness for the state and maintained an estate in St. Augustine. Some of the famed Lorillard tobacco may also have come from Florida, but we have no found record of Lorillard's suppliers.
A rare, exceptional, and impressively proportioned 1919 Taishō 8 Japanese propaganda map prepared to celebrate Japanese achievements in World War I (Jul 28, 1914 - Nov 11, 1918) and the Russo-Japanese War (Feb 8, 1904 - Sep 5, 1905). During the course of these two wars, a period of less than 20 years, Japan fulfilled the ambitions of the Emperor Meiji, and his successor Taishō, transforming itself from a backward and isolated nation into an industrial and military power writ large on the world stage.
This is an unusual Civil War broadside map illustrating the Encampment of the 25th Regiment Maine Volunteers. The map illustrates the Arlington Heights Camp of the 25th Maine Regiment where they spent the Winters of 1862 and 1863. The 25th Maine Regiment was generally stationed in the vicinity of Washington D.C. where they were assigned garrison duty in the defense of the capital.
The encampment map illustrates a well-developed near permanent camp, with solidly constructed log cabins for the troops, as well as a post office, Hospital Quarters, commissary department, and more.
The camp map was compiled and printed by E. Evans, P.M. It is unclear who Evans was, but there was an Eleazer Evans attached to the 25th Maine Regiment. The P.M. following his name likely refers to Post Master and although we can find no verifying records, it is not unlikely that Evans was postmaster of the regiment. An individual by the same name went on to work in the postal service in Lancaster Pennsylvania following the war, but it is unclear if these are the same or related individuals.
An extremely rare and important 1763 Mount and Page nautical chart or maritime map of the coast of South Carolina issued at the end of the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763). Centered on Charleston (Charles Town), the map covers from the Santee River and Cape Romain (Cape Roman) to Hilton Head and Port Royal. The cartographer notes various Indian and European Settlements, including the Scotts Settlements, Sr. Peter Colleons Signory, the Edestow Setlements (Edisto Settlements), the site of a Sewee Indian village, and more. There are soundings along much of the coastline, but particularly concentrated around Charleston and Port Royal.
This chart was first drawn by John Thornton and issued in the 1706 edition of the English Pilot, the Fourth Book. Thornton derived the basic cartography from the 1685 manuscript map of Maurice Mathews (1694), leader of the notorious Barbadian planter gang, the 'Goose Creek Men.' The present example is the third state, issued by Mount and Page is 1863 or 1864.
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Title: Coste Occidentale d'Afrique, Depuis le XIe Degre de Latitude Meridionale jusqu'au Cap de Bonne Esperance
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin
Published: "Histoire Generale des Voyages..." by l'Abbe Antoine Francois Prevost, Paris, c. 1747
A beautiful, hand coloured, map of the south-west coast of Africa from the mid 18th century.
The map details the major towns and cities that comprise the present day countries of Angola, Namibia and South Africa (including Cape Town). This map from the seminal work "Histoire Generale des Voyages..." by l'Abbe Antoine Francois Prevost. This was a work that spanned 15 volumes, and essentially covered the globe, detailing various cultural practices and showing detailed maps of each area.
Of course, with any document this old it is interesting to note the almost entirely different territorial landscape that the French "bestowed" upon the continent as compared to the present day!
The cartographer used for this enormous project was the famous Jacques Nicolas Bellin. He was the "Official Hydrographer of the French King" and is known for his prodigious output. His work set the standard for cartographical accuracy and allowed France to leap to the forefront in geography and cartography during the mid 18th century.