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Drake / Reynolds - An Accurate Map of Africa..

Drake / Reynolds - An Accurate Map of Africa..
An Accurate Map of Africa.. - Drake / Reynolds
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Title : An Accurate Map of Africa...
Map maker : Drake / Reynolds.
Date : London, 1768.
Size : 7.5 x 11.0 inches. / 19.0 x 28.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :An Accurate Map of Africa from the Latest Improvements

A nice copperplate engraved map from Edward Cavendish Drake's "A new Universal Collection of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages and Travels " published In London for J. Cooke in 1768. The map was engraved by R. Reynolds, with his name engraved in the lower right margin.

A copy of the title page is included.

Typical map from late 18th century geography books, with the cartography usually based on DeLisle or Vaugondy, although not many geography book maps had such a nice cartouche. The cartouche has a native, surrounded by tusks, sitting on a crocodile. The native wrestling the crocodile was introduced into cartouches by DeLisle in his 1700 continent map.(See Norwich Map 59 and 74.) The map here has similarities with Norwich Map 94, which is an edition of the Vaugondy continent map.
Condition : Fine

ID: 90337

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