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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, 1570.
Size : 15.0 x 20.9 inches. / 38.0 x 53.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :A beautiful originally coloured example of Ortelius' map of Africa, from a Latin edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , the first modern atlas. This map of Africa is based upon Gastaldi's 8 sheet wall map and Mercator's world map of 1569. The map was the first widely disseminated modernized map of Africa in the latter part of the 16th Century and became the standard map of the continent until well into the 17th Century. The title is contained in a striking cartouche consisting of a panel flanked by caryatids and strap work.
The sea is engraved in stipple-work, and features a sea-battle in the lower right corner, as well as swordfish and a sea monster.

Condition : Some age-toning. In good condition, with small restorations and three little brown spots visible on verso.

ID: 94360

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