Jean Janvier Map of Africa, 1762

$49.00 USD

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A beautiful map of Africa drawn by Jean Janvier in 1762. This image offers by Customaps, covers the entire continent as well as the Island of Madagascar and adjacent parts of Persia and Arabia. Divided into various regions with color-coding according to the colonial power active in the region. Course of the Nile follows the Ptolemaic two lake theory. It shows the Mountains of the Moon just south of the Ptolemaic lakes. Much of central Africa is blank, suggesting the profound lack of knowledge of the interior. Nonetheless, several major river systems, including the Niger, the Congo, and parts of the Nile to show indications of active exploration. Names numerous African kingdoms and tribal groups throughout, though admittedly few correspond with the groups we know today. In the lower left hand quadrant there is an elaborate decorative title cartouche exhibiting a Nile crocodile, a leopard, vegetation, a bird and a waterfall.



Our map posters are printed on a premium 10 mil (235 g/m2) thick cellulose based paper. Environmentally friendly, it is PVC free and recyclable. It features a satin finish with low glare. Saturated with latex for durable indoor and temporary outdoor use.

Strength, tear-resistance, flexibility, and the ability to fold without the image cracking are key benefits of our posters.


Our wall murals are made of a self-adhesive thin polyester fabric material. They have the look and feel of a very thin canvas and do not require use of wallpaper paste or any extra glue for hanging. Our map murals can easily be removed, leaving no trace or sticky residue on 99% of any surface! They can be moved and re-applied over and over again, as the adhesive does not weaken or strengthen over time. Stick your map for a day – or stick it for a decade – still removes with no issues. Our material is green, nontoxic and safe. We protect them with a transparent laminate, which allows you to clean your map with a damp sponge.

Note: it is recommended to apply your wall mural on LOW or NO VOC paints.

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Each wallpaper mural is divided into numbered panels, which are hung edge to edge. Each panel is approximately 2 feet (24") wide.