‘Africa : corrected from the observations of the Royal Society at London and Paris’
John Senex was an English surveyor, engraver, bookseller, and publisher of maps and atlases. This early-18th century map of Africa shows how little European geographers knew at the time about the interior of the continent. The notes on the map provide information about the African kingdoms that was derived from Arab sources, slave traders, early travelers, and conversations with native peoples. Some of it is accurate, but much was speculative or incorrect.
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