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Bell Heritage Trust
ǂKhomani San Hugh Brody Archive
William and Yvonne Jacobson Digital Africana Program at UCT
African Historical Maps
Manesson-Mallet, Allain, 1630?-1706?
Africa -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Small map of Africa from the "Keras Promontoire" and "Mer d'Ethiopie" in the South [Cape of Good Hope area] to Libye [Libya] and Egypte [Egypt] in the North. The map shows the Golfe d'Arabie [marking the Red Sea not the Arabian Gulf], Asie [currently Yemen and Saudi Arabia], "Isle Menuthias" [Madagascar], Ocean Occidental [Atlantic Ocean], "Golfe Hesperique" [Gulf of Guinea], "Ocean Meridional" [Indian Ocean], "Golfe de Barbarie" [Mozambique Channel] and "Mer d'Hippade" [western part of the Indian Ocean]. The map also indicates lakes, rivers, some mountain ranges and place names., The map is headed "De l'Afrique. Figure LXXXV. [page] 219". Extracted from Mallet's "Description de l'Universe" (Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683), of which volume III comprised a "comprehensive history of ancient and modern Africa." See Richard Betz: The mapping of Africa: a cartobibliography of printed maps of the African continent to 1700 (’t Goy-Houten: Hes & de Graaf, c2007): 409-410., The map is bordered by a graticule and indicates the equator. A classical column base forms the title cartouche., On verso: text in French concerning the content of the map including the names of what Mallet regarded as the principal peoples in the interior of Africa; principal towns in Africa South of Egypt; and the principal islands surrounding the continent. The names of peoples, towns and islands are given in Latin.
University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa
image/jpeg, 1 map : hand col. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Aleph: 871946, BMS 6.a.2 (710)