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Frederick De Wit:  Nova Africa Descriptio . . . 1660

Maps of Africa


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Title: Nova Africa Descriptio . . . 1660

Map Maker: Frederick De Wit

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1660

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21.5 x 17.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $3,400.00

Inventory ID: 34825


Description:

Finely colored example of the first state of this decorative map of Africa, published by Frederick De Wit in Amsterdam. 

The map includes decorative panels showing birdseye views of Alcair, Alexandria, Alger, Tunis, Tanger and Ceuta across the top and 8 costumed figures along the sides. Two large ornate cartouches.

Includes marvelous detail in the interior of the continent.  The present edition is the rare first state of the map, with the date in the second cartouche (removed in state 2) and the number 3 not yet included in the upper right corner (added in state 3).  


References: Tooley, Collectors' Guide to Maps of Africa, p.28-29. Map # 93. Schilder, Gunter with Klaus Stopp, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol VI: Dutch folio-sized single sheet maps with decorative borders, 1604-60.


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