Author: Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d, 1697-1782
Short Title: Composite: Afrique.
Publisher: Paris: J.B.B. D'Anville.
Type: Composite Map
Obj Height cm: 99
Obj Width cm: 99
Scale 1: 8,300,000
Note: Engraved map on 4 sheets. Country boundaries hand col. Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset map of the Azores, geographic notes and ornamental cartouche. David Rumsey Collection copy mounted as 2 sheets. "No. 9 Afrique ..." added by hand on versos.
Reference: Tooley, Maps of Africa, p. 3-4; cf P571, 572, 599; NMM 200.
World Area: Africa
Full Title: (Composite of) Afrique. Publiee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang. Par le Sr. d'Anville, M DCC XLIV. Avec Privilege. Grave par Guill. Delahaye. A Paris, ches l'Auteur aux Galeries du Louvre.
List No: 2603.010
Page No: 9:1-2
Series No: 12
Engraver or Printer: Delahaye, Guillaume, 1725-1802
Publication Author: Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d, 1697-1782
Pub Date: 1771
Pub Title: (Atlas general)
Pub Reference: cf P571, 572, 599; NMM 200.
Pub Note: Maps dated 1743-71. Most of D'Anville's atlases were made up for the individual customer, so it appears that no two are alike. Many of the maps are multisheet maps that have here been joined, so the actual map sheet count is about 45. This set is accompanied by a printed list of "Cartes Geographiques de M. D'Anville" with the maps numbered 1-38 in ms, corresponding to the maps in the atlas. This sheet also lists "Ouvrages par ecrit, et qui ont ete imprimes." One of the listed books is dated 1777. D'Anville's maps have a clarity and directness that is very "modern." He read widely, and incorporated the best available geographic knowledge into his work. The English and others copied from his maps extensively. Many of the maps were missing when we acquired this atlas, and have been added subsequently. Maps stored, some bound, in a binding with half leather and cloth ties. "Atlas" printed on the spine.
Pub List No: 2603.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 45
Pub Height cm: 79
Pub Width cm: 46
Image No: 2603010
Institution: Rumsey Collection