1747 Bellin Antique Map of The Empire of Mutapa or Monomotapa SE Africa Zimbabwe

Cartographer : Jacques Nicholas Bellin

  • Title: Empire Du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins....
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 60914
  • Size: 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)

Description: 

This beautiful hand coloured original antique map of the ancient East African country of Mutapa or Monomotapa  - stretching from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and parts of Namibia and Botswana - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785.

The Kingdom of Mutapa - sometimes referred to as the Mutapa Empire or more commonly and modern Monomotapa was a Shona kingdom which stretched from the Zambezi through the Limpopo rivers to the Indian Ocean in southern Africa, in what are the modern states of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and parts of Namibia and Botswana; stretching well into modern Zambia. Its founders are descendants of the builders who constructed Great Zimbabwe. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11n x 9in (280mm x 250mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections: Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$125.00