French Map of Juda (Judah) In West Africa

Source: Partie De L’Afrique en deca de L’Equateur (Stanford University)

Source: Partie De L’Afrique en deca de L’Equateur (University of Texas Arlington)

This map shows Juda (Judah) located in West Africa in 1772. Other maps and documents show this same area under the names Whyddah, Wida, Ouida, Judah, etc.

It is important to note that the University of Texas Arlington dates this map at 1790 while Stanford University has the imprint listed as 1772. For this reason this map is listed under both dates, but once a solid date is confirmed it will be removed from all other date listings except for the confirmed date.

Louis Brion de la Tour (ca. 1743-1803) was a French geographer and demographer. Little is known about Louis’ early life, but some glimpses of his professional life survive. He did achieve the title of Ingénieur Géographe du Roi. Much of his work was done in partnership with Louis Charles Desnos, who was bookseller and geographical engineer for globes to the Danish Crown. He worked on the Indicateur fidèle ou guide des voyageurs, qui enseigne toutes les routes royales between 1762 and 1785. During his career he also worked on several atlases. By 1795, he had gained a pension from the National Assembly. Perhaps this pension was granted in part because his son, also Louis Brion de la Tour (1763-1823), was an engraver who made Revolutionary prints, as well as maps.

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