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Finely executed map of Africa, based upon the work of J.B.B. D'Anville, one of the world's most inflential mapmakers during the mid-18th Century.

The map provides details in the colonial strongholds near the slave trading regions of the Gambia and Senegal Rivers, the Portuguese colonies centered on Angola and Congo, and the Dutch South African interests.

The source of the Nile River are two mythical lakes near the Mountains of the Moon.

Isaak Tirion Biography

Isaak Tirion was a prominent Dutch publisher based in Amsterdam in the eighteenth century. He is best known for historical works that included prints showing scenes from around the world. He also produced maps, such as those in the Nieuwe Hand-Atlas of 1744.