1890 Central Africa


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New Map of Central Africa Shewing all the most Recent Discoveries & Explorations by James Wyld Geographer to the Queen 1890

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Attractive original hand coloured steel engraved map of Central Africa showing the latest discoveries and exploration. This extensive map shows what is now the Cameroons, the Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Angola and northern Namibia to the west; Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Botswana; and Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique in the east.

A reference by various colours of Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain’s fields of influences are clearly delineated, as is the route taken by Stanley to rescue Emin Pasha, later called the Emin Pasha Relieve Expedition in 1886.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley GCB (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904) was a Welsh journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone from 1869 to 1872. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, “Dr Livingstone, I presume?” Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his pioneering work in exploring and mapping the interior of central Africa that enabled the plundering of the Congo Basin region by King Leopold II of Belgium, and his command of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition in 1886 to rescue Emin Pasha, the Governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan who had been cut off by the Mahdist revolt of 1882, in the environs of Lake Albert. The route of this expedition is carefully delineated here.

James Wyld, the Younger (1812 – 1887) was born in 1812 and was educated for the army at Woolwich, but at 18 opted for the map trade and joined his father’s mapmaking and printing business.  He became Geographer to the Queen and HRH Prince Albert (like his father before him) and was MP for Bodmin from 1847-1852 and from 1857-1868.  He was Master of the Clothworkers Company and he worked hard for the promotion of technical schools.  Like his father he was held in high esteem and held no less than 17 European orders of merit.  He died in 1887 in Kensington.


Dimensions 77 × 59 cm
Map Maker


London 1890


Hand coloured steel engraving


Folded and laid down on linen. Fold creases as expected. Damp? stain top left in Ocean. Overall Fine Condition.

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