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Abraham Ortelius:  Africae Tabula Nova

Maps of Africa

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Title: Africae Tabula Nova

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1595 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 14.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,800.00

Inventory ID: 50645


A nice example of Abraham Ortelius' map of Africa, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas.

At the time of its publication, it was the most expensive book ever produced. Between 1570 and 1612, it was issued in 31 editions and 7 languages. This map of Africa is based upon Gastaldi's 8 sheet wall map and Mercator's world map of 1569.

The map was the first widely disseminated modernized map of Africa in the latter part of the 16th Century and became the standard map of the continent until well into the 17th Century.

References: Tooley; p.88. Van Den Broecke 8.

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