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Map of the west coast of Africa

Map of the west coast of Africa
 
 

Map of the west coast of Africa
Nigritarum Regio
Various animals are depicted on the land mass, while several East Indiamen are depicted sailing on the sea
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_063.

creator Meurs, Jacob van

(engraver / etcher)

Meurs, Jacob van

(publisher)

period

ca. 1668

material

paper

category print
technique

engraving

inscriptiion

Nigritarum Regio Meurs, Jacob van

dimension

27 x 37 cm

number

185 B 11 deel I, na p. 322

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Luanda Cambamba Loango Annobon São Tomé Principe Elmina Mouri Mount, Cape Arguin Abanzee Accra Komenda Axim Takoradi Benguela
fortification(s) St. George, fort Nassau, fort (Mouri, Ghana)

Map/Chart/Plan   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   ship / vessel   Person   fauna  

Literature

  • 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)