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SOLD Africa Juxta Navigationes et Obervationes Recentissimas...


Code: 76712

Title: 'Africa Iuxta Navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta Correcta et in sua Regna et Status Divisa, in Lucem Edita' from Atlas Novus, Augsburg, c. 1728

A very graphic map of the African continent with a large pictorial title cartouche containing native figures, animals, the pyramids and a dragon. The cartography of the central and southern regions is mostly fictitious and filled with erroneous detail. The Nile is shown originating considerably south of Zaire Lacus, and the Abyssinian province of Amhara is shown in the kingdom of Monomotapa. Seutter's maps are among the most beautifully engraved and highly coveted maps of the period.

The condition is very good.

"An extraordinarily inaccurate map crowded with detail..." Ref: Norwich #80.