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Vue and description de la ville de Lovango dans le Royaume de Kongo avec plusieurs ……..

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Article ID AF0227
Artist Chatelain (1684-1743)
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.
Title Vue and description de la ville de Lovango dans le Royaume de Kongo avec plusieurs ……..
Year ca. 1720
Description Map shows the city og Lovango in Congo, mit representations of the inhabitans and the city of Bansa
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)38 x 43
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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