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Description

Decorative and detailed map of Africa, exhibiting the present knowledge of Europeans in the first half of the 18th Century.

The cartography along the coasts is relatively accurate, but the interior is still largely myth and conjecture. Large decorative cartouche and a second decorative advertisement in the lower left corner.

Based upon the work of Guillaume De L'Isle.

Condition Description
Several repaired tears.
Jean-Claude Dezauche Biography

Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. 1780-1838) was a French map publisher. He edited and reissued the maps of Guilluame De L’Isle and Philippe Buache, two of the most skilled mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He acquired the plates of these two men’s work in 1780 from Buache’s heir, Jean Nicholas Buache. Dezauche worked in the Depot de la Marine, as had the elder Buache.