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Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Africae nova descriptio . . .

Maps of Africa


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Title: Africae nova descriptio . . .

Map Maker: Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1635 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22 x 16 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $3,800.00

Inventory ID: 32755


Description:

Decorative example of Blaeu's map of Africa.

This map shows major African Cities across the top and indigeneous costumes along the sides.

The body of the map is richly embellished with animals, including elephants, monkeys, ostriches, gazelles, lions, cheetahs and camels. In the oceans are numerous sailing ships, sea monsters, flying fish, and a goregous compass rose.  


Condition Description: Old color, recently retouched. Minor tear at top right corner, just entering the printed image. Minor fold split at lower centerfold and upper centerfold.


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