C1745

AFRICA-A Map of Africa Propria and Numidia.

C.18th map of present day Tunisia. The Sea of Africa shown at the top of the map refers to the part of the Mediterranean just off coast of Tunisia. The map also shows Numidia, a kingdom located in what is … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

AFRICA-A Map of Africa Propria and Numidia.

Date:

C1745

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 208mm

Paper Size: 

332mm 
x 233mm
AUTHENTICITY
AFRICA-A Map of Africa Propria and Numidia. - Antique Map from 1745

Genuine antique
dated:

1745

Description:

C.18th map of present day Tunisia. The Sea of Africa shown at the top of the map refers to the part of the Mediterranean just off coast of Tunisia. The map also shows Numidia, a kingdom located in what is now eastern Algeria, as well as the islands of Sicily and Malta. It provides a scale in Roman miles, and the longitudes still roughly correlating with Ptolemaic reckoning. At longitude 29, latitude 34.5 lies the Lotophagitis Island (island of the lotus eaters) is noted which is present day Djerba. Many believe this is the island Homer referred to in the Odyssey, although in reality there is no lotus plant which is widely consumed on Djerba.

 

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