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MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. - Africa ex magna orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercator. . .

MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. -  Africa ex magna orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercator. . .
Africa ex magna orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercator. . . - MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.
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Title : Africa ex magna orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercator. . ..
Map maker : MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1628.
Size : 14.9 x 18.5 inches. / 37.8 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :Map of Africa, based on Gerard Mercator's twenty-one sheet wall map of the World, first published in 1569. Much of the interior of Africa defers to the traditions of Ptolemy, the Nile river is shown with the two lakes and the Mountains of the Moon across southern Africa.
A seated legendary priest-king Prester John is shown in Ethiopia. Portogal (the Portuguese Fort) is placed on the map within the junction of the Spirito and Cuama rivers.
The cartouche is circular, surrounded by decorative scrolls and surmounted by two satyrs. The beautiful calligraphy is a special feature of Mercator maps. The projection associated with Mercator was not used in this particular map. Basically, much the same information is supplied in this map.
Condition : A good and strong impression. In mint condition. The cartouche is highlighted with gold dots !


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