A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities or Towns,...

Edward Wells (*1667 - 1727)
Coloured map of Africa. Printed in London by E. Wells circa 1738.

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Decorative coloured map of the African continent.

From "A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography" by Edward Wells an English clergyman, teacher and mathematician, born in 1667. All map are dedicated to William the Duke of Gloucester who died 1700, the year of the first edition of the atlas. The Wells maps have been much valued during the beginning of the 18th century because of its accuracy.

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CartographerEdward Wells
TitleA New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities or Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. ...
Publisher, YearE. Wells, London, circa 1738
Plate Size37.0 x 50.2 cm (14.6 x 19.8 inches)
Sheet Size42.0 x 54.0 cm (16.5 x 21.3 inches)

Condition

Several holes in left margin. Manuscript page number by old hand in upper right margin. Excellent condition.

Cartographer

Edward Wells, born in 1667, was a British teacher and mathematician how issued A New Sett of Maps dedicated to William the Duke of Gloucester in 1700. He died in 1727.

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Edward Wells: A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities or Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. ....
Coloured map of Africa. Printed in London by E. Wells circa 1738.

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