Afrique Meridionale

Captivating French map of South Africa as regional colonization began to gain steam.

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This hand-colored map of South Africa was published in Paris by Eustache-Hyacinthe Langlois in 1830. It shows an interesting mix of European colonization efforts along the coast and African tribal kingdoms across the interior.

Britain and Portugal had established interests in the southern and eastern areas, respectively. Accompanying annotations reference these local people or geographic features. Dotted outlines reflect unknown information and highlight the relative uncertainty of African cartography throughout much of the 19th century.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1830

Author: E.H. Langlois

Sheet Width (in): 17.80

Sheet Height (in): 11.75

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Slight toning visible around the outer edges, consistent with age, and a few small tears in the sheet, well away from the image. Heavy blue ink underlines Portuguese possessions in the east. Very good overall.

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