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Barent Langenes:  Congi Regni Christiani in Africa nova descriptio Auctore Philippe Pigafetta

Maps of West Africa


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Title: Congi Regni Christiani in Africa nova descriptio Auctore Philippe Pigafetta

Map Maker: Barent Langenes

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1612

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 5 x 3.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $175.00

Inventory ID: 43930


Description:

Nice example of this early state of Barent Langenes map of the Kingdom of the "Christian Congo", which first appeared in the 1598 edition of Langenes Caert-Thresoor, published in Middelburg. 

The map is based upon Pigafetta's maps of Africa, and is centered on the Congo River region, showing excellent early cartographic details.

Langenes's map was first issued in his Caert-Thresoor and later re-published by Bertius in his Tabularum Geographicarum, beginning in 1600, with the total number of appearances of this map running to no less than 12 appearances between 1598 and 1650 in the two works by Langenes and Bertius.


Condition Description: One minor wormhole


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