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PIGAFETTA,F./ DE BRY,Th. - Tabula Geogra Regni Congo
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Tabula Geogra Regni Congo - PIGAFETTA,F./ DE BRY,Th.
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Title : Tabula Geogra Regni Congo.
Map maker : PIGAFETTA,F./ DE BRY,Th..
Date : Frankfurt 1592.
Size : 11.0 x 14.7 inches. / 28.0 x 37.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :One of the most beautifully engraved maps of Africa ever produced, ornamented with numerous ships, sea monsters, and elaborate cartouches. One of few early maps to make a meaningful alteration in the geography of Africa, it changes the Ptolemaic conception of the sources of the Nile from two lakes side by side to two lakes one on the top of each other, and conforms more closely to the actual locations of Lake Victoria and Tanganyika.
This is the upper sheet of De Bry's re-engraved edition of Pigafetta's very rare, two sheet work published in his book, "Relatione del reame di Congo".
Tooley, MCCS No.29,#134; Norwich, Map 16.
Condition : A good and dark impression. Paper browned, lower margin frayed. Unfortunately only the upper sheet. Large tear. Contemp. under laid.
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