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Samuel Purchas / Jodocus Hondius:  Guinea

Maps of West Africa


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Title: Guinea

Map Maker: Samuel Purchas /  Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: London / 1625

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 7.5 x 6 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $145.00

Inventory ID: 43861


Description:

Detailed map of a portion of West Africa, extending from Genehoa and the mouth of the Niger River to Benin, P. del Rey, R. Carmo and the Island of St. Thomas.

Includes a large inset of St. Thomas.. Shows the course of the Niger, Sierra Leon, Mandinga, Bagana, Ludayas, Zegzeg, Melli and many other early place names, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc.

Decorative cartouche and sea monster. Includes English text on frontice and verso. From the 1625-26 edition of Purchas His Pilgrims, one of the seminal early 17th Century English Language travel works. On a 13 x 9 inch sheet with English text, front and back.


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Maps of West Africa