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Book illustration: a printed map of Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen. Engraved from copper, hand-coloured.
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Length: 33 centimetres (including frame)
Length: 17.30 centimetres
Width: 25.50 centimetres (including frame)
Width: 10.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- [Text on the back of the mount]
From the the African section of the book 'Description de l'Univers', published in Paris in 1683, written and illustrated by Alain Manesson Mallet. As the title implies, the book was a survey of the world but these plates refer only to Africa. The plates have been left free for study under the mount.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased at Ephemera Society bazaar, London, 19/04/2009.
- Middle East
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