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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.53
Object Name Map
Description Thomas Jefferys
The Western Coast of Africa from Cape Blanco to Cape Virga
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1768

Map with colored elements by Thomas Jeffreys: The Western Coast of Africa, from Cape Blanco to Cape Virga. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Condamel" left middle of map. Some borders, some regions, and small islands, colored, some texture, mountain ranges, rivers, bodies of water, sandbanks, and some borders, not colored, some texture. Text from "Mr. Moorse's Account of the Englif(s)h Settlements on the River Gambia. in 1730." bottom and middle right of map. Decorative black and white title cartouche with man holding cornucopia surrounded by animals, foliage, and Egyptian architecture, top right of map. Two scales with credit text, bottom left of map. Measurement marks surround black line border, directional notations in English on each side, "Wef(s)t Longitude from London" bottom of map. Paper tear, left middle on crease. Map print on back of map.
Title The Western Coast of Africa from Cape Blanco to Cape Virga
Date 1768
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Jefferys, Thomas
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-28.25 W-22 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects Africa