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VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - Delineatio orarum maritimarum, terrę vulgo indigetatę terrę do Natal, item Sofalę, Mozambicę & Melindę, insulęque Sancti Laurentii. . . / Affbeeldinghe der custen des landts genaempt terra do Natal, item van alle de custen van Coffala, Mozambique. .

VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. -  Delineatio orarum maritimarum, terrę vulgo indigetatę terrę do Natal, item Sofalę, Mozambicę & Melindę, insulęque Sancti Laurentii. . . / Affbeeldinghe der custen des landts genaempt terra do Natal, item van alle de custen van Coffala, Mozambique. .
Delineatio orarum maritimarum, terrę vulgo indigetatę terrę do Natal, item Sofalę, Mozambicę & Melindę, insulęque Sancti Laurentii. . . / Affbeeldinghe der custen des landts genaempt terra do Natal, item van alle de custen van Coffala, Mozambique. . - VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H.
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Title : Delineatio orarum maritimarum, terrę vulgo indigetatę terrę do Natal, item Sofalę, Mozambicę & Melindę, insulęque Sancti Laurentii. . . / Affbeeldinghe der custen des landts genaempt terra do Natal, item van alle de custen van Coffala, Mozambique. ..
Map maker : VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H..
Date : Amsterdam, 1598.
Size : 15.4 x 21.7 inches. / 39.0 x 55.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive colours.

Description :A superbly decorative early chart engraved by Arnold van Langren showing the African coastline of the Indian Ocean from the Cape to Natal, Mozambique and Madagascar. Tooley described it as "the earliest and most decorative special map of the east coast of Africa embracing the eastern Cape, Natal, Portuguese East and Kenya."

From the Itinerario, an account of Linschoten's voyage to Goa while in the service of its Archbishop in 1583 and return in 1589. The chart is finely embellished with scrollwork cartouches, wind roses, galleons and sea monsters. In the upper corner, the fabled figure of Prester John sits in idealized royal splendor receiving emissaries. ¤

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Condition : With reinforcement on verso at old foldings. Short margins. Good condition.


ID: 38575

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