Attractive antique map showing the Mediterranean coast of Africa, with extensive detail and delicate coloring provided. Divided into two separate charts which can be joined laterally, the western portion of the map stretches as far down as the Sahel while the eastern portion goes to the cataracts of the Nile.
Extensive detail regarding geographic, physical, and historical data is provided on the map, typical of German 19th-century mapmaking. In all, a great map of the region.
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.