Plan de LIsle et Ville de Quiloa Kilwa Kisiwani - Antique map circa 1750
Plan de LIsle et Ville de Quiloa Kilwa Kisiwani - Antique map circa 1750

'Plan de L'Isle et Ville de Quiloa' (Kilwa Kisiwani) - Antique map, circa 1750


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An antique, hand coloured map of the island of Quiloa, engraved by Bellin, circa 1750.
The island of Quiloa is now known as Kilwa Kisiwani, and is off the southern coast of modern day Tanzania in eastern Africa. It was the centre of the Kilwa Sultanate, a medieval sultanate whose authority at its height in the 13th - 15th Centuries stretched the entire length of the Swahili coast.
The island has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Mounted. Unframed.

Print size: 22.5cm x 15.5cm
Mount size: 35.5cm x 27cm