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1712. A New Map of the North Part of Antient Africa Shewing the Chief People, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c . . . Dedicated to his Highness William Duke of Glocester

  • A New Map of the North Part of Antient Africa Shewing the Chief People, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c . . . Dedicated to his Highness William Duke of Glocester

A New Map of the North Part of Antient Africa Shewing the Chief People, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c . . . Dedicated to his Highness William Duke of Glocester information:

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Resolution size (pixels): 
 13083x10075 px
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 18.6204MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Oxford
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Printing at 72 dpi 
  181.71 х 139.93
Printing at 150 dpi 
 87.22 х 67.17
Printing at 300 dpi 
 43.61 х 33.58

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A New Map of the North Part of Antient Africa Shewing the Chief People, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c . . . Dedicated to his Highness William Duke of Glocester

Decorative map of the north part of Ancient Africa.

This decorative map was part of a set of 22 maps dedicated to William, Duke of Glouchester, who was then an 11 year old student at Oxford.

Edward Wells was a Church of England clergyman and advocate for education. He published prolifically, including several atlases of the ancient and contemporary world. Wells was the son of a vicar and entered Christ Church, Oxford in late 1686. He graduated BA in 1690, MA in 1693, and worked as a tutor at his college from 1691 to 1702. Then, he entered into a living at Cotesbach, Leicestershire, from where he continued to publish his many works. He attained the degrees of BD and DD in 1704, after he was already at Cotesbach.

From roughly 1698 onward, Wells wrote many sermons, books, and atlases. He focused on catechismal and pastoral works, as well as educational books. For example, some of his first works were mathematics texts for young gentlemen, which included how to use globes and determine latitude and longitude. He also translated classical and Christian texts, sometimes adding geographical annotations.

His descriptive geographies were not overly original works, but they were popular in their time. First, he produced a Treatise of Antient and Present Geography in 1701; it went on to four more editions. Next was a Historical Geography of the New Testament (1708), accompanied by a Historical Geography of the Old Testament (1711-12).


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Year of creation:
Size:
13083x10075 px
Disk:
18.6204MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Oxford
Author:
Edward Wells.
$14.99

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