Map of south west Africa
Meurs, Jacob van / Herden, Jan van
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.
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