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Plan de l’Isle et Ville de Quiloa

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Article ID AF0425
Artist Bellin (1703-1772)
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King and one of the most important French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. Bellin produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.
Title Plan de l’Isle et Ville de Quiloa
Year ca. 1750
Map shows the Fort and harbour city of Kilwa ( Quiloa,  historicaly wtitten) on an island of Tansania, Africa.

The indigenous populations of eastern Africa are thought to be the linguistically isolated Hadza and Sandawe hunter-gatherers of Tanzania. Travelers and merchants from the Persian Gulf and India have visited the east African coast since early in the first millennium A.D. Islam was practiced by some on the Swahili Coast as early as the eighth or ninth century A.D.
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)22 x 14,5
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueCopper print


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