Historic Map : Tardieu Map of Africa, 1874, Vintage Wall Art - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

This is an attractive 1874 map of Africa by Ambroise Tardieu. It covers the entire continent in considerable detail considering the level to which it was explored at the time. It extends from the Mediterranean south to Cape town, including the island of Madagascar. Part of adjacent Arabia and Turkey are also featured. Though European colonies and outposts dot the coastlines, much of the interior remains unknown, even speculative.

Neither Mt. Kenya, first sighted by western explorers in 1849, nor Lake Victoria, the existence of which was confirmed by Stanley in 1862, appear on the map. Lake Marawi appears in its embryonic form. Numerous African tribes and nations are named throughout.

This map was prepared by Ambroise Tardieu and issued as plate 23 in his 1874 edition of Atlas Universel de Geographie Ancienne et Moderne.

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