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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.63
Object Name Map
Description "In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae," Amsterdam, 1730, hand-colored engraving, map by Guillaume de l'Isle, published by Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier

This map was created by Guillaume de l'Isle and included in Atlas Nouveau, contenant toutes les parties su Monde, a later edition of his maps published by Covens and Mortier in Amsterdam in 1730. It focuses on the regions controlled by the Moors in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the latter part of the medieval period, with detail along the North African coast from Morocco to Libya. It also covers the western Mediterranean with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica, Malta, and the Balearics. Sicily features an image of a smoking Mount Aetna.
Title In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae
Date 1730
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator De l'Isle, Guillaume
Role of Creator 2 Publisher
Creator 2 Covens, Johannes
Role of Creator 3 Publisher
Creator 3 Mortier, Cornelius
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20 W-24.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects North Africa
Iberian Peninsula
Morocco
Libya
Mediterranean
Sardinia
Corsica
Malta
Balearics
Sicily