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Philippe Chetwind - Africae Descriptio Nova Impensis.

Philippe Chetwind - Africae Descriptio Nova Impensis.
Africae Descriptio Nova Impensis. - Philippe Chetwind
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Title : Africae Descriptio Nova Impensis..
Map maker : Philippe Chetwind.
Date : London, 1666.
Size : 16.9 x 13.3 inches. / 43.0 x 33.7 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :This rather attractive map of the whole continent of Africa follows the 1630 Hondius/Blaeu configuration, without the side and top panels. The numerous vignettes of animals, including elephants, camels, crocodiles and ostriches on land, and sailing ships, monsters and flying fish in sea areas, however, are different.
Numerous place-names and title panel with ornate scrolls. Blank verso. Narrow margins as issued. From Peter Heylin, Cosmographie in foure Bookes, London: Chetwind, 1670 (the Third Edition of this book but the first such that bears Chetwind's name).
Printed on thin paper, these maps are commonly damaged on the edges with tears, this copy has no damage.
Norwich, 39.
Condition : Fine throughout. Narrow margins as issued. Traces of old folds where folded into book.

ID: 17854

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