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JANSSONIUS, J. - Guinea.

JANSSONIUS, J. - Guinea.
Guinea. - JANSSONIUS, J.
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Title : Guinea..
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, ca 1640.
Size : 15.0 x 20.5 inches. / 38.1 x 52.1 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :One of the most beautiful and graphic maps to be found, covering the east coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Gabon.
The interior is decorated with many wild animals, such as lions and elephants and the sea is enhanced with finely engraved sailing vessels, sea monsters and compass roses. The large title cartouche contains a native couple and three apes, one of which strongly resembles a human. In the left lower portion two child-like sea creatures are carrying a large elephant tusk, ostensibly representing the flourishing ivory trade. Beautiful calligraphic lettering.

Condition : Age-toned, with large margins, professional restorations of tears and creases. Verso strengthened with the thin Japanese paper to enhance durability.

ID: 94566

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