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Norwich's Maps Of Africa

Norwich's Maps Of Africa

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By: Oscar Norwich 

Date: 1997 (Published) Second Edition 

Over the course of forty years, Oscar Norwich accumulated the world's greatest private collection of African maps. This catalog comprises a record of foreign knowledge of the continent from the "Age of Exploration" to modern times, and demonstrates how the rest of the world was quick to learn the shape of the African continent but slow to grasp the realities of its interior. From the fabulous creatures depicted on early maps to the blank "regions unknown" of later ones, from those that depicted the kingdom of the legendary Prester John to maps as late as the 19th century that still featured the imaginary Mountains of Kong, this collection documents a long and troubled history of developing knowledge of the continent.

Each map is illustrated and carefully described, including bibliographical citations. Originally published in 1983, the book has been revised and edited by Jeffrey Stone for this second edition.

Condition: Used, excellent condition 

Inventory #50019

1200 W. 35th St. #425 Chicago, IL 60609 | P: (312) 496 - 3622 

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