SOLD Africa Tertia Pars Terrae Septentrio
- Date: 1581
- Condition: AA
- Colour: Uncooured
- Size: 13.2 x 10 inches
Title: 'Africa Tertia Pars Terrae Septentrio'.
A rare woodcut map of Africa with a distinct shape, tapering to a point in the south. The map is on the Ptolemaic model with the Nile rising from twin lakes in the Montes Lunae and several other misplaced rivers in western Africa. Kingdoms and cities are shown including Meroe, the mythical tombs of the Nubian Kings, located on a large island in the Nile River. The surrounding seas are engraved in narrow wavy lines and include a sailing ship, merman and a sea bird.
In very good condition - some very minor repairs to the centrefold.