The map divides Africa into five major regions: "Barbarie" [northern Africa]; "Haute Guinée" [West African coast], "Nigritie" [central Africa], "Abissinie" [Abyssinia and the Red Sea coastal region] and "Pays des Cafres" [South and East Africa, including what is now Somalia]. De l'Isle has divided these regions into smaller areas of dominion. The Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope is labelled "Fort des Hollandois". Marks cities and geographical features particularly in West Africa, Abyssinia, the Congo, along the Zambezi River and in South Africa. Visible are the eastern edge of Brazil, southern Europe, Arabia, the western edge of Asia, Madagascar and the other islands surrounding the continent. Relief shown pictorially. Coordinates approximate and based on Greenwich meridian. Surrounding the cartouche are illustrations of three elephants, an ostrich, a spear-wielding man on a horse and another man wrestling with a crocodile. "Avec privilege" 4 bar scales on map, given in "Lieües marines de France," "Lieües marines de Espagne," "Lieües communes de Allemagne," and "Iournés communes."