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BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Aden, .../ Mambaza / Quilao / Cefala.

BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG,  F. - Aden, .../ Mambaza / Quilao / Cefala.
Aden, .../ Mambaza / Quilao / Cefala. - BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F.
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Title : Aden, .../ Mambaza / Quilao / Cefala..
Map maker : BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F..
Date : Cologne, 1572.
Size : 13.1 x 18.5 inches. / 33.4 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Four town-views of Middle Eastern and East African/Indian Ocean port cities once maintained by the Portuguese in the 16th century as strategic parts of the Lusitanian crown's spice trade route.
The principal view is of Aden, located in the southern end of the Red Sea. The three panels at the bottom are of Mombaza (now Mombasa), which is part of Kenya, Quiloa (now Kilwa), on the Tanzanian coast and Cefala (now Sofala), actually located on a river.
These ports and harbours of the east coast of Africa became well known and were occupied by the Portuguese travelers and invaders, therefore one of the view non-European views in the greatest publication in this genre!.

The Civitates was compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral. Braun gathered together vast amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views/maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of these engravings were made by Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg, many after drawings by Joris Hoefnagel.
Norwich's Maps of Africa, 332.
Condition : Nice printing in mint condition. Two spots of paper thinness in the cartouche, unnoticeable.

ID: 199769

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