1595 Ortelius - Fessae, et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberr

1595 Ortelius Morocco with inset of Pigaffetta's Kingdom of Congo

Title:

Fessae, et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberr.

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1595

Dimensions:

57 x 45.7 cm (22.5 x 18 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG+

975.00
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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; heavy centerfold.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00399

REFERENCES

Van den Broecke #177.

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