Detailed chart of Africa, from one of the leading early 19th Century German publishers.
A number of early trade routes are shown in the northern interior. The map presents a very modern and scientific approach to the knowledge of the interior, avoiding the speculative information included in most 18th Century maps.
Johann Christoph Matthias Reinecke (1768-1818) was a German scientist. He worked in a variety of fields, most notably cartography and paleontology. A true polymath, he spoke eight languages and also wrote poems and songs. He produced a variety of maps in his career, including a series for the Geographical Institute in Weimar.