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JANSSONIUS, J. - Guinea.

JANSSONIUS, J. - Guinea.
Guinea. - JANSSONIUS, J.
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Title : Guinea..
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, ca. 1640.
Size : 15.0 x 20.5 inches. / 38.1 x 52.1 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :One of the most beautiful and graphic maps to be found, covering the east coast of Africa from Sierrra Leone to Gabon.
The interior is decorated with many wild animals, such as lions and elephants and the sea is enhanced with various sailing vessels, sea monsters and compass roses. The large title cartouche contains a native couple and three apes, one of which strongly resembles a human.
In the left lower portion two child-like sea creatures are carrrying a large elephant tusk, ostensiby representing the flourishing ivory trade.
French text on verso.
Norwich # 315
Condition : Very good to near excellent condition. Strong paper and attractive original colouring.
Expert old repairs in centerfold and blank margins, well away from the plate.
A couple of unobtrusive spots in margins.

ID: 90137

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