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Title : Afrika.
Map maker : ANONYMOUS..
Date : Vienna, 1781.
Size : 3.9 x 4.7 inches. / 10.0 x 12.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :From : Schauplatz der Natur und Kuenste, in vier Sprachen, deutsch, lateinisch, franzoesisch, und italiaenisch. [An exhibition of Art and Nature, in four Languages, German, Latin, French, and Italian.] Wien: Kurzboeck, 1774 -1782.
This original copper engraving on hand made paper( and the included accompanying text page) is a true product of the enlightenment and an important time document in the tradition of the orbis pictus instructional books.
This map and text provide the latest state of knowledge on the subject covered in not only one language, but in four, so that the reader can learn and practice foreign languages. The languages are German, Italian, French and Latin, in parallel columns.

There is no printing on the back of the original copper engraving. The text leaf has printing on both sides. Dimension of each leaf ca. 9.5" x 7.25" ( 240 mm x 185 mm). A copy of the title page is included.
Maps of Africa from the printing presses of Vienna are uncommon.

Condition : Very good.

ID: 90051

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