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Stock# 41494
Description

Scarce map of the town of Kilwa Kisiwani, which appeared in Francois de Belleforest's Cosmographie Universelle De Tout le Monde.

Kilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the southern coast of present-day Tanzania in eastern Africa. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a medieval sultanate whose authority at its height in the 13th-15th centuries AD stretched the entire length of the Swahili Coast.

Reference
Howgego, Printed Maps Of London 3; Pastoureau, M. Belleforest I-1, 4.