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Publisher: MERIAN, M.
Title: Aethopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa.
Published in: Frankfurt ca 1650
   
Size: 11.2 x 14.6 inches.
28.5 x 37.0 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: In very nice condition, map has probably been cleaned. With centrefold and one other, two tiny wormholes. Dark impression, good margins. Paper slightly 'limp'.
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A very attractive map of the African region south of the Congo, probably derived from Blaeu, and based on Portuguese exploration.
The interior is filled with indigenous animals including monkeys and elephants, galleons sail the sea, sharing with a sea monster.
The large title cartouche (lower right) is drawn on a water buffalo hide held up by armed natives, with monkeys and turtles at their feet. Mileage scale. The map is finely engraved, elegantly designed, and with elegant scrolled lettering.




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