Map of Barbary, Nigritia and Guinea


Jan Barend Elwe was a publisher and seller of maps who was active in Amsterdam in the period between 1777 and 1815. He is best known for his pocket atlases of the Netherlands (1786) and of Germany (1791). Many of Elwe’s publications were reprints of earlier maps by well-known European cartographers. He reissued several maps by the great French mapmaker Guillaume de l’Isle, including this 1792 map of West and North Africa, which de l’Isle first published in 1707.

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Jan Barend Elwe, Amsterdam


Title in Original Language

Carte de la barbarie, de la Nigritie et de la Guinée


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1 map : color ; 49 x 57 centimeters

Last updated: September 29, 2014