1595 Ortelius - Fessae, et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberr
1595 Ortelius Morocco with inset of Pigaffetta's Kingdom of Congo
Fessae, et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberr.
57 x 45.7 cm (22.5 x 18 in)
Fine map of northwest Africa and the Barbary coast, the Straight of Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, and Madera. Cities are depicted pictorially.
A large inset map (Congi Regni Christiani, in Africa, Nova Descriptio) features the Kingdom of the Congo based on Filippo Pigafetta's famous map of 1591.
Ortelius compiled this map from various sources, including Gastaldi and Livio Sanuto. Decorated with an elaborate cartouche, sailing ships in the ocean, and a sea monster.
Verso text: Latin.
Fine; heavy centerfold.
Van den Broecke #177.