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Robert Morden: The Empire of Monomotapa and ye Coast of Cafres

Map: AFR5960
 
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: The Empire of Monomotapa and ye Coast of Cafres
Date: 1688
Published: London
Width: 6 inches / 16 cm
Height: 7 inches / 18 cm
Map ref: AFR5960
Description:
Miniature map of Southern Africa dividing the region between native kingdoms as they were known to contemporary European settlers. The extensive Kingdom of Mutapa (known at the time as the Empire of Monomotapa) is outlined in yellow and was a chief rival of the early Portuguese colonists who envied the Mutapan's bountiful gold and ivory. Mutapa covered much of modern-day Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Botswana. Coloured. [AFR5960]