Gorgeous example of the rare first edition of Hugo Allard's map of Africa.
Rare, separately issued map of Africa.
Cartographically, this map is based on the 1660 map of Africa by Frederick De Wit. Along the lower edge are two vignettes. One depicts wild animals that are found on the continent including an elephant, rhinoceros, lions, and a monkey. The other shows African and Arab traders.
Hugo Allard (Allardt or Allaert) along with his son Carel, was an engraver and publisher working in Amsterdam during the mid to late 17th century. Engraved by Jan van den Velde.