Plan of Portendic called also Portu d´Addi or Penia taken from Labat

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Plan of Portendic called also Portu d´Addi or Penia taken from Labat


Map shows the Ivory coast


c. 1745



Historical Description

Until colonization, the southern part of Côte d'Ivoire had no state formation. The northern part, on the other hand, came under the influence of the Sahel empires from the 11th century onward, such as the Mali empire from the 13th century onward. At the same time, Islam came to this region through trade and warfare. In the 17th century, the city-state of Kong was the most powerful state in the region and a center of Islamic scholarship. The Portuguese traded with the coastal tribes from the 15th century, but were displaced by the French from the 17th century, who established the Grand-Bassam naval base in 1843 and declared the area a French colony of Côte d'Ivoire in 1893. The suppression of rebellions, especially those of the Islamic leader Samory Touré, kept the French colonial administration busy for several years. In 1895, Côte d'Ivoire became part of French West Africa, where the Code de l'indigénat also applied. In 1956 it received internal self-government. The state of Côte d'Ivoire is the result of colonial demarcations that did not take into account pre-existing geographical or natural boundaries or religious, linguistic or cultural units. The national territory therefore unites regions that had no common history prior to this border demarcation. Other peoples, on the other hand, are separated by the state border from regions outside the present state with which they share a common history.

Dimensions (cm)21,5 x 15
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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