Afrique selon les Relations les plus Nouvelles Dressée Sur les Memoires du Sr. de Tillemont Divisée en tousses Royaumes et grands Etats avec un discour Sur la nouvelle decouverte de la Situation des Sources du Nil
|Title||Afrique selon les Relations les plus Nouvelles Dressée Sur les Memoires du Sr. de Tillemont Divisée en tousses Royaumes et grands Etats avec un discour Sur la nouvelle decouverte de la Situation des Sources du Nil |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/AfriqueNolin.html |
|Cartographer||Du Tralage, Jean Nicolas, d. 1699|
Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718
|Engraver||Loon, H. V. (Herman van)|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1742 |
|Publisher||Nolin, Jean Baptiste 1686-1762|
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Original Source||"Le Theatre Du Monde." Jean Baptiste Nolin. Paris: Jean Baptiste Noline, 1742. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Paper contains watermarks.
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in title cartouche in upper right corner:
"Afrique selon les Relations les plus Nouvelles Dressée Sur les Memoires du Sr. de Tillemont Divisée en tousses Royaumes et grands Etats avec un discour Sur la nouvelle decouverte de la Situation des Sources du Nil. A Paris Chez J. B. Nolin rue Saint Jacques a l'Enseigne de la Place des Victories. Avec Privilege du Roy 1742."
Printed in lower right corner is a scale comparing Italian miles, French leagues, Spanish leagues, German leagues, and marine leagues.."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Printed in middle of two intertwined serpents in the center of Africa is a description of what was known about the Nile River making reference to the Egyptians, Jesuit explorations of Abyssinia by Pedro Paez, Manuel de Almeida, Alphonso Mendez and Jerome Lobo, and a 1681 map of Abyssinia publihsed in Hiob Ludolf's "Historia Aethiopia". Printed to the left of the scale at the bottom right is a key to the symbols appearing throughout the map. These include the presence of sand dunes, rocks beneath water, as well as symbols for "peoples", and kingdoms or "Royaume".
Shows the Nile River and the Blue Nile as having a its source in Lake Tana or "Tzana Lac" in Abyssinian highlands. The Niger River in West Africa is shown with an "east to west orientation" that begins in Niger Lake or "Lac Niger" and ends in the Atlantic Ocean. The Nubia River is shown as running west to east into the Nile. In Southern Africa, three rivers are shown: Zambeze, Cuame and Spirito Santo. Brief descriptions accompany indications of the discoveries and settlements by Europeans. Includes a picture of a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and color illustrations surrounding the title cartouche of a native with a spear and bow fighting a crocodile as well as a lion, an elephant's head and a camel.
c.a. 1:19 000 000
[W 25 degrees--E 60 degrees/N 30 degrees--S 35 degrees].
|Contextual Notes||Jean Baptiste Nolin (1648-1708) was a French geographer, publisher and engraver in Paris. His works include "Siam" (1687), "Canada" (1688-9), "America Septentrionale" (1689) and "Celestial Globe" (1693). He published revisions of Vincenzo Coronelli's maps by Jean Nicolas Du Trallage, Sieur de Tellemon(t) (d. 1699). After Nolin's death, his son and namesake continued to publish many of his maps and later published "Le Theatre du Monde" (Tooley, 182, 467; Moreland and Bannister, 130).|
Herman van Loon (fl. 1667-74) was an engraver and publisher, first in Amsterdam and then in Paris after 1686. He engraved maps for De Fer, De L'Isle and Nolin (Tooley, 400).
This particular map is the fourth state of a map originally by Vincenzo Coronelli in 1689. This state has been revised by Jean Nicolas Du Trallage, Sieur de Tillemon(t) (d. 1699) for publication by Jean Baptiste Nolin (1648-1708). His son, Jean Baptiste Nolin (1686-1762), later published this state in 1742 in "Le Theatre du Monde." This map is considered a major "transitional map" in the history of Africa's cartography. It attempts to fix erroneous river systems evident in earlier maps. It "almost completely omits the two Ptolemaic lakes in Central Africa, except for the lower portion of …Lake Zaire" (Betz, 431-3). Of note, the map attempts to give current information about European settlements along the coast and it follows Jaillot's 1674 map in showing only three major rivers in southern Africa: Zambeze, Cuame and Spirito Santo (Betz, 432).
Bassett, Thomas J. and Philip W. Porter. "'From the Best Authorities': The Mountains of Kong in the Cartography of West Africa." The Journal of African History. 32.3 (1991): 367-413.
Betz, Richard L. "The Mapping of Africa: A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700." 't Goy Houten: Hes & de Graaf, 2007.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Africa-Maps-Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP138 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. AfriqueNolin (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||45 x 60 cm. |
|Condition||Some tidelines evident along bottom and right edge. Watercolor has bled through to verso. Written in pencil on verso in upper right corner: "Nolin 1742 P 3500- (Nor 85) 110." Discoloration on verso on right edge. Written in pencil on verso on left edge: "Johnson." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Washington, 1990. |
|References||Bassett and Porter, 404. Betz, 431-3. |