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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Africae nova descriptio.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1650
   
Size: 16.1 x 21.8 inches.
41.0 x 55.3 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: Some marginal discolouration of paper due to previous framing. Paper thinness along center fold. Laid down on Japanese paper. Remains of tape on verso of margins, due to framing.
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A "carte figures"- map by one of the most prominent publishers of maps. Much of the geographical information is still based on the Ptolemaic maps, with the Nile shown with its source in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. Also included are various other mythical lakes and rivers including the famous Lake Sachaf of Laurent Fries. Only coastal towns are named on the Cape, with the printing covering much of the Unknown territory.
Decorated with elephants, lions, ostriches etc. on the land areas, and ships and sea monsters on the sea.
With columns on either side depicting ten views of the native manner of dress and nine city and town plans above.





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