1780 – B. Le Francq – XXI
Rare miniature map of Africa. Map engraved by Christiaan Andreas Sepp, he replaced the titles by numbers I-XXII in cartouches and all the other names were represented by symbols, upper and lower case letters or arabic and roman figures. Sepp produced a novel and entertaining method of teaching geography to children, by writing a chapter of questions and answers to go with the appropriate map. Each of these folded out in such a way as to be visible when the text was read.
This map comes from the atlas “Nieuwen Atlas der Jeugd.” published in Brussel in 1780 by Benoit Le Francq.
Publisher: Benedictus Le Francq
Sheet size: 16,0 x 15,4 cm
Technique: copper engraving
No restorations or cleaning, original, very good condition. Contemporary coloring.
This is an original antique map published in 1780 and NOT a modern copy or reprint.
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