Item 2 - Africa

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GB 249 T-GED/22/1/Africa/2




  • [after 1630] (Creation)

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1 map: black and white; engraving; 55 x 40.8cm on 56 x 45.5 cm sheet

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'Africae nova descriptio'
'Auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw.'

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'Blaeu c. 1660' endorsed on reverse in manuscript in pencil.
'4' endorsed on reverse in manuscript in ink.
'Africa' endorsed on reverse in manuscript in ink.

Guiljelmo Blaeu published the first edition of this map in 1630, followed by several further editions (Koeman, C., 'Atlantes Neerlandici. Bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial Atlases and Pilot Books published in the Netherlands up to 1880' (Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1969-71) 1, p. 74).

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  • English
  • Latin

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