1670 Visscher - Africæ Accurata Tabula
SOLD: 17th century Visscher map of Africa
Africæ Accurata Tabula
Amsterdam, c. 1670
43.5 x 54 cm (17¼ x 21¼ in)
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.
Somewhat toned with some marginal chips and a lighter streak along centerfold.
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