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Map L'Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure : ou font le Saara, or desért, le pays des Negres, la Guinee, et les pays circonv., tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe du Nubie : en partie de diverses cartes veues, jusques a present : la coste de Negres, et Guinee, &c. est apres les observations de Samuel Blomart Lybie ulterieure

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Title

  • L'Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure : ou font le Saara, or desért, le pays des Negres, la Guinee, et les pays circonv., tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe du Nubie : en partie de diverses cartes veues, jusques a present : la coste de Negres, et Guinee, &c. est apres les observations de Samuel Blomart

Other Title

  • Lybie ulterieure

Summary

  • "This map of Africa by Nicolas Sanson, royal geographer to Kings Louis XIII and XIV, and commonly known as the father of French cartography, was published by Sanson's own house in 1679 in Paris. The map was based, according to Sanson, on a composite of information drawn from other maps as well as "upon the observations of Samuel Blomart." It also may have drawn on the Dutch writer Olfert Dapper's work of 1668, Naukeurige Beschrijvingen der Afrikaensche gewesten (Description of Africa). The continent is presented as "Greater Libya" and the map concentrates on the Saharan region of north Africa and the surrounding land of west Africa, stretching from Guinea and the black coast to Nubia in the east." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667.
  • Somer, J.

Created / Published

  • A Paris : Chez l'autheur, 1679.

Headings

  • -  Africa, West--Early works to 1800--Maps
  • -  Africa, West

Notes

  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Medium

  • 1 map : hand col. ; 33 x 54 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G8735 1679 .S3

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2005625331

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Sanson, Nicolas, and J Somer. L'Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure: ou font le Saara, or desért, le pays des Negres, la Guinee, et les pays circonv., tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe du Nubie: en partie de diverses cartes veues, jusques a present: la coste de Negres, et Guinee, &c. est apres les observations de Samuel Blomart. A Paris: Chez l'autheur, 1679. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2005625331/.

APA citation style:

Sanson, N. & Somer, J. (1679) L'Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure: ou font le Saara, or desért, le pays des Negres, la Guinee, et les pays circonv., tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe du Nubie: en partie de diverses cartes veues, jusques a present: la coste de Negres, et Guinee, &c. est apres les observations de Samuel Blomart. A Paris: Chez l'autheur. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2005625331/.

MLA citation style:

Sanson, Nicolas, and J Somer. L'Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure: ou font le Saara, or desért, le pays des Negres, la Guinee, et les pays circonv., tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe du Nubie: en partie de diverses cartes veues, jusques a present: la coste de Negres, et Guinee, &c. est apres les observations de Samuel Blomart. A Paris: Chez l'autheur, 1679. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2005625331/>.