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Maps for Timbuktu Exhibition

Date Released: Wed, 10 September 2008 16:44 +0200

Cory Library provided two original maps of Africa for the exhibition: Timbuktu Script and Scholarship at the Albany Museum.

Caroli Allard, Novissima et Perfectissima Africae Descripto ex formis Caroli Allard, (Amsterdam, 1690).
Robert de Vaugondy, L'Afrique dressé sur les relations les plus recentes et assujettie aux observations astronomiques, (Nancy, 1756).

Forty documents have been lent by the Ahmed Baba Institute (IHERI-AB) in Timbuktu. This travelling exhibition ends its tour of South Africa in early December 2008