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WALTON, Robert - New, Plaine, & Exact Mapp of | AFRICA, described by: N:I: Vischer | and done into English, enlarged and | corrected, according to: I:Blaeu: with | the habits of the countries and | manner of the cheife Citties; | the like never before. | Printed, colered

WALTON, Robert - New, Plaine, & Exact Mapp of | AFRICA, described by: N:I: Vischer | and done into English, enlarged and | corrected, according to: I:Blaeu: with | the habits of the countries and | manner of the cheife Citties; | the like never before. | Printed, colered
New, Plaine, & Exact Mapp of | AFRICA, described by: N:I: Vischer | and done into English, enlarged and | corrected, according to: I:Blaeu: with | the habits of the countries and | manner of the cheife Citties; | the like never before. | Printed, colered - WALTON, Robert
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Title : New, Plaine, & Exact Mapp of | AFRICA, described by: N:I: Vischer | and done into English, enlarged and | corrected, according to: I:Blaeu: with | the habits of the countries and | manner of the cheife Citties; | the like never before. | Printed, colered .
Map maker : WALTON, Robert.
Date : London (1658) 1660-1662.
Size : 16.5 x 20.9 inches. / 42.0 x 53.0 cm.
Colouring : Fine colouring.

Description :Scarce Carte-de-Figures Map in mint condition. Probably the Rarest Map of Africa produced in England ! !

This scarce map was closely copied from Pieter van den Keere's 1614 map of Africa in its fifth state of 1652 as issued by Nicolas Visscher. Within the map, the placenames have been changed from Latin to English. Numerous English notations are on the map; for example, referring to Lake Zaire,: "where ye Tritons and Mermaids are said to be. The general outline of Africa and the hydrography follow the Van den Keere map (for example the unnamed Cuama and Spirito Santo Rivers flow from a common river, the unnamed Zambere River which rises from Sachaf Lake).

Across the top and bottom borders of the map are views of African towns. At the top from left to right are MINA (The Mine at St. George in Guinea), TANGER (Tangiers), TUNES, AMARA (the home of Prester John), and ALGAR. At the bottom from left to right are CEUTA, TSAFFIN, CEFALA, I. MOZAMBIQUE, and CANARIE (in the Canary Islands). These town views are interspersed by faces of various kings of Africa: at the top, KING OF ABISSINES and KING OF CONGA; and at the bottom, KING OF GUINEA, KING OF MAROCCA, KING OF MADAGASCAR , and KING OF MOZA M BIQUE . The left and right borders shows various costumed African figures. On the left side from the top are A WOMAN OF FEZ, A CONGENSIAN, A MADAGASCAR WOMAN , and A GUINEAN. On the right side from the top are A MOROCCO, ABISSINE WOMAN, AZENGENSIAN, and MOZAMBIQUE WOMAN .

The town views at the top and bottom borders are mostly taken from Volume I and II (1572 and 1575) of Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, a collection of views of famous towns of the world. The information for these views was mainly from unknown Italian and Portuguese sources.

Robert Walton (1618-1688) was a noted London map publisher, one of a small number working in London in the 1650s. In 1656, Walton completed a world map and after that a set of continent maps including this map of Africa. This is the second state of the map. The first state of 1658 is known in only one example. This is a much rarer map than the Overton map of Africa.

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Condition : Very fine condition. Full, complete margins. Map was folded into a book, but the folds are solid with no facsimile. A special map.


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