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John Speed:  Africae, Described. The manners of their Habits and buildings newly done into English by I.S. . .

Maps of Africa


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Title: Africae, Described. The manners of their Habits and buildings newly done into English by I.S. . .

Map Maker: John Speed

Place / Date: London / 1651

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 15.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $3,900.00

Inventory ID: 50194


Description:

Rare Roger Rea edition of John Speed's decorative map of Africa.

The side borders contain 2 sets of 5 decorative costumes of various African peoples; the top border shows views of 8 African Cities. The source of the Nile is based upon Ptolemy (two lakes) Monomotapa dominates southern Africa.

The map is richly illustrated with animals, ships, sea serpents and other decorations.  


Condition Description: Tear at top center, just entering printed image.


References: Norwich 30


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