Africa, ca. 1687-1690


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Image Reference
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Source
A New Mapp of Africa divided into Kingdoms and Provinces, sold by J. Overton at ye White Horse with out New Gate and by Philip Lea at ye Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside, London (London, n.d.) (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; image DS1999-254)

Comments
One of several that John Custis assembled and bound together in atlas format with the title "The English Atlas." The atlas is not a publication, and the date on the bookplate is 1698. The Overton/Lea map of Africa is one of a series of the four continents. The John Carter Brown Library dates the map at approximately 1687, CW dates it to 1690. (Information, courtesy of M. Martin, Visual Resources Librarian and L.P. Barry, Assistant Curator, Prints, Maps, CW; S. Danforth, Map Librarian, JCB.)