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Map of the African coast at the latitude of Congo and Angola

Map of the African coast at the latitude of Congo and Angola
 
 

Map of the African coast at the latitude of Congo and Angola.
Regna Congo et Angola. Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) included new maps of Africa in his 'Atlas Maior' published in 11 parts in 1662. It is largely unclear from which sources Blaeu derived his information. However, that does not apply to this map of the lower reaches of the Zaire river. The map is thought to have been compiled on the basis of information Blaeu acquired from the Dutch explorer Jan van Herden.
Various vessels have been drawn on the chart.
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 185 B 11 part I, after p.548.
Cf. ??sterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, inv. nr. Van der Hem 35:48.

creator Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Herden, Jan van

(copied after)

period

1662

material paper
category print
technique coloured engraving
inscriptiion

Regna Congo et Angola Blaeu sr., Joan

dimension

45 x 54 cm

number

1049B13_067

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Benguela Cabinda Cambamba Loango Luanda Malembo Mayumba Soyo

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