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ORTELIUS,A. - Africae Tabula Nova.

ORTELIUS,A. - Africae Tabula Nova.
Africae Tabula Nova. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Africae Tabula Nova..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1572.
Size : 14.6 x 19.5 inches. / 37.2 x 49.5 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :The title is contained in a striking cartouche consisting of a panel flanked by caryatids and strapwork. The sea is engraved in stipple-work, and features a sea-battle in the lower right corner, as well as sword fish and a sea monster. Ortelius' depiction of Africa is based on Gastaldi's rare wall map of 1564, though with modifications such as the more pointed southern tip of the continent. The Ptolemaic notion of two lakes in central Africa as the source of the Nile is maintained.

Condition : Some very marginal age-toning. In very good condition.

ID: 16712

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