1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia


From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer, and probably was to illustrate some part of Hannibal’s campaign.

The Heading: Das alte eigenthiche Africa und Numidienm, ungleichen Mauretania Caesariensis, oder das Reich der Massylier und Massaesylier anch dem Dr. Shaw.
Translation: The old [virtually literal] Africa and Numidia unequal Mauretania Caesariensis Or the rich of Massylier and Massaeylier after Dr. Shaw Folding map laid flat on foam board. Some toning, very minor loss top edge of center fold. Folds nearly invisible.
The Massylier ( Massylioi , latin Massyli ) were an ancient tribe in eastern Numidia . To the east bordering their territory ( Massylia ) at Carthage.

Numidia (202 BC – 46 BC) was an Ancient Berber kingdom in what is now Algeria and a smaller part of Tunisia, in North Africa. Numidia was originally divided between Massylii in the east and Masaesyli in the west.

Mauretania (also called Mauritania) was a part of North Africa corresponding to the Mediterranean coast of what is today Morocco and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

Mauretania Caesariensis was a Roman province located in northwestern Africa, in present Algeria, with its capital at Caesarea.

Title: 1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia

Author Name: Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. [The map originally found in a German Text c1756.]

Categories: North Africa, Africa, Maps, EPHEMERA, 18th CENTURY and EARLIER,

Publisher: Germany:, Halle, Joham, Gebauer,: 1756.

Binding: Laid-out folded map.

Book Condition: Measuring aprox. 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches.

lb: 1.00 lb

Seller ID: 005290