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Harper's Weekly, Ptolemy's Map Of The World - Geographical Ideas Of Africa Seventeen Hundred Years Ago... NY, Nov. 17, 1877. 9 x 14. BW. VG. Based on the copy in the American Geographical Society's collections. With an article by African explorer Du Chaillu describing the ancients' conception of the world. "...Africa is especially interesting," he writes "as the three lakes there represented as the source of the Nile have been confirmed by the discoveries of BRUCE, SPEKE, AND BAKER," thereby validating the view of AGS President Daly that the lakes are "rediscoveries." $100.00

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