C1884

The Graphic Map of European Possessions in Africa.

Mapmaker:

Ernst Georg Ravenstein (1834 - 1913)

Rare map showing European colonialism in Africa by Ernst Ravenstein, who had published the Map of Equatorial Africa in 1884 which was the most notable map of a large part of the continent on a large scale that had been … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Graphic Map of European Possessions in Africa.

Date:

C1884

Mapmaker:

Ernst Georg Ravenstein (1834 - 1913)

Condition:

Minor spotting to left hand margin, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 360mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Graphic Map of European Possessions in Africa. - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Rare map showing European colonialism in Africa by Ernst Ravenstein, who had published the Map of Equatorial Africa in 1884 which was the most notable map of a large part of the continent on a large scale that had been made up to that time. This map has a colour key colonial possessions. Inset map of the Congo.

Biography:

Ernst Georg Ravenstein (1834-1913)

Ernst Georg Ravenstein (1834-1913) was a German-English geographer and cartographer. He spent most of his adult life in England. When he was 18 years old he became a pupil of Dr. August Heinrich Petermann the famous cartographer and publisher. He was in the service of the Topographical Department of the British War Office for 20 years, from 1855 to 1875. A long-serving member of the councils of the Royal Statistical and Royal Geographical Societies, he was also Professor of Geography at Bedford College in 1882–83. He was the first to receive the Victoria gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1902) for “his efforts during 40 years to introduce scientific methods into the cartography of the United Kingdom”. His geographical statistics and projections were respected and used as a basis for official planning at the time.

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