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L'Afrique, Ou Lybie Ulterieure: Ou Sont Le Saara, Ou Desert ...

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L'Afrique, Ou Lybie Ulterieure: Ou Sont Le Saara, Ou Desert ... : N. Sanson

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A finely engraved map of northern and western Africa by Nicolas Sanson, the so-called "father of French geography" and one of the most important European cartographers of the time. The westward flowing Niger rises in the mythical "Borno Lacus" in the middle of the desert, and the interior is divided into tribal regions.
mapmaker: N. Sanson  
place and date of publication: Paris 1656-1679
medium and colour: copperplate, Original outline colour
size in mm: 345 by 555mm (13.5 by 21.75 inches).
ref: 27601

Price: £ 450

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