1670 Visscher - Africæ Accurata Tabula

SOLD: 17th century Visscher map of Africa

Title:

Africæ Accurata Tabula

Map maker:

Nicolas Visscher

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, c. 1670

Dimensions:

43.5 x 54 cm (17¼ x 21¼ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Striking map of Africa with details typical of the late 17th century.

The Nile appears according to the ancient pattern, arising from the two lakes of Zaire and Zafflan. The interior is decorated with elephants, ostriches, monkeys, lions and rhinoceros, and eleven small ships sail in the sea.

The title cartouche is flanked by natives and angels and in the lower left is a dedication cartouche with the coat of arms of Gerardo Schaep surrounded by Neptune and his entourage.

CONDITION NOTES

Somewhat toned with some marginal chips and a lighter streak along centerfold.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00124

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