Attractive map of Africa, hand colored by regions. Illustrates the then limited knowledge of the interior of Africa, even at the end of the 18th Century. Payne's Universal Geography is one of only a hand full of atlases published in the United States in the 18th Century and is now quite highly sought after by collectors, as an example of 18th Century American Printing. One of the earliest maps of this region printed in America.One of the earliest maps of this region printed in America.
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1795 John Russell