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Map Gvinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorvm maxima pars : geographis hodiernis dicta utraq[ue] Aethiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis Guinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum maxima pars / Guinee de meme que la plus grande partie du Pais des Negres / Gvinee de meme que la plus grande partie du Pais des Negres

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Title

  • Gvinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorvm maxima pars : geographis hodiernis dicta utraq[ue] Aethiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis

Other Title

  • Guinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum maxima pars
  • Guinee de meme que la plus grande partie du Pais des Negres
  • Gvinee de meme que la plus grande partie du Pais des Negres

Summary

  • "This 1743 map shows western Africa from the territory of present-day Gabon in the south to Niger, Mali, and Mauritania in the north. The map was published in Nuremberg, Germany, by the firm of Homännische Erben, meaning the successors of the Nuremberg engraver and publisher Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) and his son, Johann Christoph Homann (1703-30). It is based on an earlier work by the great French mapmaker Jean Baptiste d'Anville (1697-1782). The illustration at the lower left depicts an African village. Items such as dress, houses and other buildings, and economic activities are keyed by letter to an explanatory index, in Latin, at the bottom of the map. Place names and notes on the map are mainly in Latin, but in a few places French and Dutch also are used. The Gold Coast, for example, is identified as Littus Auri (Latin), Cote d'Or (French), and Goud Kust (Dutch). Ancient geographers referred to the whole of Africa as "Aethiopia," a name that, from the 15th century onward, gave way to the term Nigritia to designate the interior of the continent. This map uses both names." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Homann Erben (Firm)
  • Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
  • Marchais, R. de

Created / Published

  • Norimb[ergæ] : Homannianorum Heredum, 1743.

Headings

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

Notes

  • -  Covers West Africa from Gabon in the south to Niger, Mali, and Mauritania in the north.
  • -  Includes indexed ill. depicting the dress, dwellings, and work of native Africans.
  • -  Prime meridian: Ferro.
  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Item 59 in LC G&M Leo Belgicus exhibit, Nov. 1993 to May 1994.
  • -  Three copies. Copy 1 has land areas colored green and yellow and border colored pink. Copy 2 has land areas colored pink and yellow, border colored yellow, and title/upper margin area colored pink; and "10" annotated in upper right corner. Copy 3 has land areas colored pink and yellow and border colored green; and "9" annotated in upper right corner.
  • -  Vault

Medium

  • 1 map : hand col. ; 45 x 54 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G8735 1743 .H6

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96687096

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Homann Erben, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D' Anville, and R. De Marchais. Gvinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorvm maxima pars: geographis hodiernis dicta utraque Aethiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis. [Norimbergæ: Homannianorum Heredum, 1743] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/96687096/.

APA citation style:

Homann Erben, Anville, J. B. B. D. & Marchais, R. D. (1743) Gvinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorvm maxima pars: geographis hodiernis dicta utraque Aethiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis. [Norimbergæ: Homannianorum Heredum] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96687096/.

MLA citation style:

Homann Erben, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D' Anville, and R. De Marchais. Gvinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorvm maxima pars: geographis hodiernis dicta utraque Aethiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis. [Norimbergæ: Homannianorum Heredum, 1743] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96687096/>.