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Jodocus Hondius:  Guineae Nova Descriptio

Maps of West Africa

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Title: Guineae Nova Descriptio

Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1606 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 13.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $750.00

Inventory ID: 35435bp


Gorgeous map of the West African Coast from Rio Senego (Senegal) to Cape Lopez, just below the equator, and includes Guinea with parts of Benin and Lybia. Detailed inset of St. Thomas.

The map reflects the Portguese exploration and mapping of the region. The map is one of six new maps of Africa to be included in Hondius' first edition of Mercator's Atlas. Fine example.

References: Norwich 316.

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