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MORISOT, C. B. - Africae Litora Priscis Navigata.

MORISOT, C. B. - Africae Litora Priscis Navigata.
Africae Litora Priscis Navigata. - MORISOT, C. B.
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Title : Africae Litora Priscis Navigata..
Map maker : MORISOT, C. B..
Date : ca. 1643.
Size : 5.1 x 6.5 inches. / 13.0 x 16.6 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Rare early map of Africa. The map is printed on a sheet (300x197mm) with Latin text above and below the map and full page of text on the verso. Morisot (1592-1661) was one of the great intellectuals of his time and his works enjoyed great success. The European expeditions to the coasts of Africa and North America were extensively described. The book contained 44 engraved plates including 23 maps. Later editions did not contain the plates, thus they are quite rare.
The map extends only to central Africa with the Mountains of the Moon. The source of the River Nile is located adjacent to the Montes Lunae, just south of the equator. Embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche at left. />

Condition : Dark and clear impression. Clean map-area, with only light age-toning and some see-through of text from verso. Light fading to borders.
Page with some soft creasing and central fold. Nice example in very good condition.

ID: 91594

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