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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Africae Tabula Nova.
Published in: Antwerp, 1602
   
Size: 19.5 x 14.8 inches.
49.5 x 37.5 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: There has been a repair of a split corner and there are a couple of small repaired tears to the margin that do not affect the image area.
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From the atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. A striking continental map designed by Ortelius from elements of contemporary maps by Gastaldi, Mercator, and Forlani.
It is considered a cornerstone map for African collections.

Gastaldi shows ‘P.a de Cayneca’ on his 1564 map which Ortelius copied in the same geographical location as ‘Punta de Caineca’. As a curiosity ‘Zanzibar’ appearing in South-West Africa (not on the west coast as Tooley and Norwich stipulate. It is also a misconception that the name 'Carneca' appears for the first time. - See Wulf Bodenstein in Ortelius’ Maps of Africa in : Van den Broecke et alia (eds.), Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas, HES, 1998, p. 194.

The Nile is based on the Ptolemaic concept.
The map is decorated with a strap work title cartouche, a grand sea battle, swordfish and a whale. There is no sign of the so-called ghost-like sea monster off the coast of Arabia.
Reference: Broecke 8, Norwich Maps of Africa 10.



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