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Lexica Jesuitica: Missioner Dictionaries of Madagascar

The Burns Library¬†owns copies of the three earliest French-Malagasy dictionaries, dating from 1853, 1888, and 1899. These three volumes uniquely document the histories of Madagascans and their changing place in the world during the turbulent decades of the late 19th … Continue reading

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Accuracy & Extrapolation: Maps of the Caribbean, Ireland and Madagascar

Mapping and Mercantilism in the Caribbean Cartography in Britain, and much of Europe in general, revolved around naval commerce and travel during the early modern period.¬† Cartographers like Thomas Jefferys (1719 – 1771) created these maps within a competitive economic … Continue reading

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