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Publisher: COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.
Title: Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres.
Published in: Amsterdam, c. 1745
Size: 19.7 x 24.0 inches.
50.0 x 61.0 cm.

Original o/l colour.
Condition: Printed on heavy paper, slightly age-toned as usual. Good impression. Excellent condition.
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Detailed copper-engraved map of southern Africa providing numerous particulars and comments concerning European trade, native kingdoms, and mineral wealth.
Includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean.
This map offers significant detail throughout the interior naming numerous tribal areas and kingdoms including the Jaga, the Kongo, the Angola, the Kingdom of Numeamaie or Mono-Emugi, Monomotapa, Gingiro, and others. Shows the Portuguese trading colonies of Sena and Tete (Santiago) on the Zambezi River. Also near the Zambezi, "La Victoire Couvent de Dominicains" is worth of mention. Also notes the predominantly Arab island kingdoms of Pemba and Zanzibar. Identifies the Dutch colonies near the Cape of Good Hope, including “Fort Hollandois” (Cape Town).
The map is from a Dutch edition of De L'Isle's work entitled, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde, Ou sont exactement Remarquées les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, Etats, Republiques &c. Par Guillaume de l'Isle. Premier Géographe de sa Majesté. It was published by Covens and Mortier, brothers-in-law who continued the firm established by Pierre Mortier.

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COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C. - Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres.

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