Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Mogadishu, circa 1740

Posted in 1800 < before, Maps, Time periods by rickjdavies on 17 January, 2008

Magadoxo (Mogadishu) is visible on the southern end of the east African coastline

The map was published in Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747.

The mapmaker: Jacques Nicholas Bellin 1703-72
Bellin spent over fifty years at the French Hydrographic Service where he was appointed the first `Ingenieur hydrographe de la Marine . During his term of office there he was commissioned to carry out major surveys, first of the coast of France and later of all the known coasts of the world. These tremendous undertakings resulted in the production of a very large number of sea charts of the highest quality, which appeared in many editions with varying numbers of charts to the end of the century. He was appointed Hydrographer to the King and was a member of the Royal society in London.

Political poster 1979

Posted in 1969-1991 Barre period, Political posters by rickjdavies on 16 January, 2008

Mogadishu, circa 1550

Posted in Maps by rickjdavies on 15 January, 2008

Magadoxo (Mogadishu) can be seen on the top end of the east coast of Africa shown above. Upside down, under the word Arabia”. And Braba (Brava) in red ink just below it. Click on the image to enlarge it to fullsize

Source: P/14(8R) P/14(8r) NE Africa, [Portuguese] circa 1550 (Repro ID: F1531 © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)

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