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Mapmaker: Coronelli

Title: L'Africa Divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le piu moderne relationi

Date: 1692 Size: set of two maps, each 61x45cm. Price: reserved

Condition: Good.  Professional repairs at centre-folds.

This was the first map to dispute the received wisdom that the River Nile originated in the 'Mountains of the Moon' in the southern part of Africa. The large cartouche in the centre of the map, shown below, recounts the Portuguese discovery that the true source of the Nile was in Abyssinia.

 

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