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RAMUSIO, G. B. - [West Africa]

RAMUSIO, G. B. -  [West Africa]
[West Africa] - RAMUSIO, G. B.
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Title : [West Africa].
Map maker : RAMUSIO, G. B..
Date : Venice, 1563.
Size : 10.6 x 15.0 inches. / 27.0 x 38.1 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Second block. West Africa, from the Tropic of Cancer south to St Thomas. The interior is filled with lions, elephants, monkeys and camels, with a fenced native village. On the Gold Coast is 'Castel de la Mina', the Portuguese slave fort of Elmina, founded 1482 and now the oldest European building south of the Sahara. It was here that slaves were collected to be sent to Brazil's plantations.
This example was printed from the second block.
From : Ramusio Terzio Volume Delle Navigatione et Viaggi ..., Venice, 1563. The second block can be identified by the presence of weeping willow trees, for example along the left hand border.
Norwich O.I., #314, Nordenskiold 3, 641 II (6).
Condition : Wood block print, in mint condition.

ID: 46529

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