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Map of south west Africa

Map of south west Africa

Map of south west Africa.
Regna Congo et Angola
Various animal species and vessels on the sea have been illustrated on the map.
Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself. This plate is taken from a description of Africa
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1049B13_067.

creator Meurs, Jacob van


Herden, Jan van

(copied after)


ca. 1668



category print



Regna Congo et Angola Meurs, Jacob van


29,5 x 34,5 cm


185 B 11 deel I, na p. 548

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Loango Mayumba Cabinda Malembo Soyo Luanda Benguela Cambamba
fortification(s) Mols, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   Person   ship / vessel   fauna   Asians, Africans & Americans  


  • Dapper, Olfert, Naukeurige Beschrijvingen der Afrikaensche gewesten: van Egypten, Barbaryen, Libyen, Biledulgerid, Negroslant, Guinea, Ethiopië, Abyssinië: (Amsterdam, 1668)
  • Jones, Adam, Decompiling Dapper: A preliminary search for evidence (1990)