Africa Snapshot

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1797 Laurie and Whittle Nautical Map of Mozambique and Madagascar (the Inner Passage)

My fascinations with maps, antiques and history all come together with this map. I am delighted to share it and if you feel so inclined as to purchase it and give it to me as a gift, I would be elated! If not then a decent copy would suffice. I’d like to add this to a collection of historical maps of Africa, exhibited in chronological order, to reveal the spread and increase of knowledge of the continent over time. The map can be found here:

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