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Publisher: CHATELAIN, H.
Title: Carte de L'Afrique selon les auteurs Ancienne enrichie de remarques historiques. . .
Published: Amsterdam ca 1617

Size: 14.6 x 19.1 inches.
37.0 x 48.5 cm.
Colouring: Coloured.
Condition:  In excellent condition. Lightly age toned. Nicely coloured, with good margins etc.
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A pleasant looking map of the continent of Africa, as it was in ancient times, surrounded by historical French text.
Some places and regions named, but much is left blank, with the exception of rivers, lakes and mountains. Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), the Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728).
Chatelain was a skilled artist and knew combining a wealth of historical and geographical information with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition. Ground-breaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. His maps with his elegant engraving are a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking.
The publishing firm of Chatelain, Chatelain Frères and Chatelain & Fils is recorded in Amsterdam, from around 1700-1770, with Zacharias living "op den Dam" in 1730.

First published in Amsterdam from 1705 to 1720, the various volumes were updated at various times up to 1739 when the fourth edition of vol.I appeared, stated as the "dernière edition, corrigée & augmentée." The first four volumes seem to have undergone four printings with the later printings being the most desirable as they contain the maximum number of corrections and additions.
The remaining three final volumes were first issued between 1719-1720 and revised in 1732.

Henri Abraham Chatelain, his father Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754), worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction à L'Histoire under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The volumes I-IV with a Third edition and volume I with a final edition in 1739.



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