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MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. - Guineae Nova Descriptio.

MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. -  Guineae Nova Descriptio.
Guineae Nova Descriptio. - MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J.
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Title : Guineae Nova Descriptio..
Map maker : MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1630.
Size : 13.6 x 19.4 inches. / 34.6 x 49.3 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :The map shows the West African coast from Senegal (the 'Rio Senega' is the Senegal River) to Cape Lopez on the Gulf of Guinea just below the equator. The island of St. Thomae, which today forms a Portuguese province, is shown in detail in the small inset bottom left.
Part of Libya is also depicted.
The ocean is rendered in the typical moiré style of Mercator, and the several strapwork designs are simple yet imposing.
An important map to include in any African collection.
Condition : A good and strong impression. Paper browned, more in the outer margins. Altogether in good condition.

ID: 12132

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