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Map of Africa

Map of Africa
 
 

Map of Africa.
Africae nova descriptio. The margins of the chart have been decorated with engravings of costumes and pictures of cities
The map is taken from the Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas.
Bottom left: Cum Privilegio / ad decennium.
From 1630 onwards the map was included in various atlases published by Willem and Joan Blaeu, including the Atlas Maior.
In the 'Atlas Maior' the chart is included in part IX, leaf 29.

creator Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Blaeu, Wilhelm (Jansz.)

(publisher)

Blaeu, Wilhelm (Jansz.)

(writer)

Anoniem / Anonymous

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1662

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Africae nova descriptio Blaeu sr., Joan

dimension

41 x 55 cm

number

Van der Hem 35:03

owner Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
location(s) Arguin Mount, Cape Principe São Tomé Benin City Elmina Cape Town Mosselbaai Maputo Aden Muscat Hormoz Luanda St. Helena eiland

Map/Chart/Plan   survey / view   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   Person   Asians, Africans & Americans   building   ship / vessel   anchorage / pier / harbour   compass / dial   fauna  

Literature

  • Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)